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St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco is most well-known for his ministry with orphaned and abandoned young men, helping them find work, building their faith, and ensuring their employers were treating them fairly. He founded a Salesian  order and wrote numerous essays and biographies, one of which was instrumental in the canonization of his student, St. Dominic Savio. Lifetime:  1815 to 1888 Region:  Italy Patronages:  Juvenile delinquents; Editors; Magicians; Youth Iconograpy:  Cassock; Biretta; Group of youths; Often portrayed with St. Dominic Savio Feast Day:  January 31

St. Francis de Sales

St. Francis de Sales is well-known as the patron saint of writers and especially for his book Introduction to the Devout Life . The book's popularity began immediately upon its release among both Catholics and protestants, and has persisted ever since. It was unique at the time for being written for laypeople and especially women; earlier books tended to target the clergy. Lifetime:  1567 to 1622 Region:  Modern France Patronages:  Writers; Deaf people; Educators; Confessors Iconograpy:  Bishop vestments; Pen and book; Sacred heart Feast Day:  January 24