Praying for a Saint’s intercession goes back to the very earliest days of the Church. It’s essentially the same as asking a holy friend to pray for you; when you ask a Saint to pray for you, you know they beholding the face of God in Heaven and their prayers are much more powerful than ours here on Earth.
The Niner chaplet is the most universal chaplet to the Saints. Each chaplet is dedicated to a Saint and it has 9 beads, a crucifix, and a medal of the Saint.
Starting at the medal, simply tell the Saint your prayers and petitions and, optionally, pray the Saint’s prayer (many Saints have prayers composed to them to be said when asking for their intercession. Usually found on their holy cards or online).
Then on the beads pray an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be three times (nine prayers total), and end at the crucifix with the Apostle’s Creed and the Sign of the Cross.
With each of these prayers you are thanking God for giving us the Saint and honoring how God worked in their lives on Earth to make Him known to us all.
And that’s it! It’s a really simple chaplet to remember to ask the Saints for their help in all things and can be used to make a novena (nine days of prayer for a specific petition usually leading up to the Saint’s feast day or whenever you need the extra guidance).
Below are all the Saints I’ve ever stocked along with their date of their death, brief identifying facts, and patronage(s). Send me and email at email@example.com if you would like to see a Saint that I don’t currently have and I’ll let you know the lead time!
St. Agatha – 251, 15 year old martyr during the persecutions of Decius, underwent horrible tortures, healed in prison by St Peter himself before dying, patron of rape victims, breast cancer patients, and wet nurses
St. Anne – 12, mother of Mary, patron of unmarried women, housewives, women in labor or who want to be pregnant, grandmothers, educators and teachers, etc.
St. Agnes/St Cecilia – St Agnes – 304, martyr at the age of 12 under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, patron of betrothed couples, chastity and virgins. She is only available on a medal with St Cecilia who I’ve explained below.
St. Albert the Great – 1280, Doctor of the Church, Dominican, mentor of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of scientists
St. Alphonsus Ligouri – 1787, founder of the Redemptorists, patron of moral theologians
St. Anthony – 1231, Doctor of the Church, from Portugal, Franciscan, contemporary of St Francis of Assisi, incredible preacher, tongue is incorrupt nicknamed “the Hammer of Heretics”, he holds the Baby Jesus because of an apparition, patron of lost things
St. Anthony of the Desert – 356, Desert Father, Father of All Monks, patron of animals, skin diseases, farmers, Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, farmers, etc.
St. Augustine – 430, bishop and doctor of the church, one of the best stories of conversion from huge sinner to great saint, patron of printers and brewers. Optionally available on the same medal as his mother, St Monica.
St. Benedict – 547, twin brother of St Scholastica, writer of his Rule for religious life, founder fo Western Monasticism, patron against poison, against witchcraft, of agricultural workers, civil engineers, dying people, inflammatory diseases, kidney disease, monks, etc.
St. Bernadette/ Our Lady of Lourdes – 1879, visionary, incorrupt, patron of bodily illness, Lourdes, France, shepherds and shepherdesses, against poverty, people ridiculed for their faith
St. Blaise – 361, bishop and martyr, patron of throat diseases and veterinarians
St. Brigid of Ireland – 525, born into slavery from a Christian mother, contemporary of St Patrick, patron of Ireland, babies, children of abuse, sailors, scholars, artist and illuminators
St. Catherine of Siena – 1380, mystic, Doctor of the Church, in the third order of St Dominic, invisible stigmata, patron of Italy and fire prevention
St. Catherine of Sweden – 1381, daughter or St. Bridget of Sweden, patron of miscarriages
St. Cecilia – 230, martyr under Emperor Alexander Severus, during her arranged marriage she sang to God in her heart, and told her husband that her vow of virginity was protected by an angel which he was able to see only after his baptism, patron of music, poets, and musicians. Optionally available on the same medal as St Agnes above.
St. Charbel – 1898, Lebanese hermit, many miracles happen at his grave, essentially is the Padre Pio of Lebanon
St. Christopher – 251, martyr, patron of travelers and motorists
St. Clare – 1253 founder of the Franciscan Poor Clares, patron of television, sore eyes, goldsmiths, and laundry
St. Cosmas and Damian – 287, Arabian-born twin brothers, one a physician and the other a pharmacist who would treat people for free, the Roman Emperor Dicoletian tried to have them murdered in so many ways, eventually they were beheaded and are counted among the martyrs, patrons of surgeons, physicians, day care centers
St. Dismas the Good Thief – 33, Died next to Jesus, patron of those condemned to death
St. Dymphna – 600s, *note that Dymphna has her own, special chaplet found in the “chaplets” section of my shop, though you could make a niner as well* patron of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, stress and anxiety
St. Edith Stein – 1942, From Jewish to atheist to Catholic. From professor of philosophy to professed Carmelite. Martyred in Auchwitz. Patron of Europe, loss of parents, converted Jews, martyrs and World Youth Day.
St. Edward – 1066, king of England, patron of England, confessor, or Edward the martyr of 979
St. Elizabeth of Hungary – 1231, used her noble standing to serve the poor, patron of bakers, beggars, brides, charities, death of children
St. Faustina – 1938, visionary of Divine Mercy Jesus, patron of mercy
St. Florian – 304, officer of the Roman army, martyr under Diocletian, patron of Firefighters
St. Francis of Assisi – 1226, founder of Franciscans, patron animals, merchants and ecology
St. Gabriel Possenti – 1862, Passionist priest, loved Our Sorrowful Mother Mary, patron of Catholic youth, students, seminarians
St. Francis De Sales – 1622, bishop and doctor of the church, patron of writers and journalists
St. Gabriel the Archangel – messengers, radio and television, postal workers, clerics, diplomats, and stamp collectors
St. Gemma Galgani – 1903, patron of the Passionist order, always saw her guardian angel, patron of students, pharmacists, back pain, chronic pain, against temptations
St. George – 303, slayed a dragon, martyred under Diocletian, patron of England and Catalonia
St. Gerard Majella/Our Lady of Perpetual Help – 1755, loved the poor and lived a life of penance and service for the salvation of souls, could read souls, bi-locate, and levitation, many miracles around child birth and difficult pregnancies happened due to his prayers during his life, patron of expectant mothers. Our Lady of Perpetual Help is on the reverse of this medal. This article explains the symbolism so perfectly I’ll just link it here.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla – 1962, mother and doctor, put the safety of her unborn daughter above her own life, patron of mothers, physicians, and unborn children.
St. Hildegard of Bingen – 1179, mystic and visionary, Doctor of the Church, renaissance woman who studied medicine, botany, theology, liturgy and music. Patron of creativity.
St. Ignatius of Loyola – 1556, founder of the Jesuits, Ignatian meditation, patron of educators and education
St. James – 44, Apostle and first martyr among the Apostles, patron of Spain, pilgrims
St. Joan of Arc – 1431, martyr, took charge of the French army and saved the country, arrested by the English and martyred for not signing false papers saying she was lying about her visions, patron of soldiers and France
St. John Bosco – 1888, a priest based in Turin, worked with the disadvantaged youth and revolutionized teaching methods from punishment to love and founded the Salesian orders, patron of school children, young people, juvenile delinquents, editors and publishers
St. John Henry Newman – 1890, Anglican convert, Oratorian of St. Philip Neri, the one Newman Centers are named after, patron of Newman Centers
St. John Neumann – 1860, bishop of Philadelphia, started diocesan catholic school system, patron of immigrant, sick children, catholic schools
St. John Paul II the Great – 2005, Pope, patron of World Youth Day, families
St. John the Baptist -28-32, cousin of Jesus, patron of Jordan, Puerto Rico, and many other places
St. John XXIII – 1963, Pope, patron of christian unity
St. Joseph – Father of Jesus, patron of the universal church, families, fathers, carpenters, workers, of a happy death
St. Joseph the Worker – St. Joseph honoring his time as a carpenter in Nazareth
St. Josephine Bakhita – 1947, kidnapped and sold into slavery in Sudan, after gaining freedom, became a sister of the Canossian Daughters of Charity, patron of Sudan, and human trafficking survivors
St. Joseph of Cupertino – 1663, known as the Flying Friar because he could levitate, a slow learner, patron of studying and students, flying, and mental handicaps
St. Jude Thaddeus – 70, Apostle and martyr, patron of desperate and impossible causes
St. Kateri Tekakwitha – 1680, Lily of the Mohawks, first Native American Saint, patron of the environment and ecology
St. Kevin – 618, patron of Dublin, Glendalough, Kilnamanagh
St. Lawrence – 258, deacon and martyr, patron of the poor, cooks, and comedians
Sts. Louis and Zelie Marin – 1894/1877, Parents of St Therese of Lisieux. Louis was a watchmaker, Zelie was a lace-maker. Patrons of illness, marriage, parenting, and widowers.
St. Lucy – 303, martyr, either had her eyes gouged out by by her killers, or she gouged them out herself because a suitor so admired them. Patron of blind
St. Luke – 84, Evangelist, writer of Gospel of Luke, patron of artists, physicians, surgeons, and students
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque – 1690, mystic of Sacred Heart, patron of those suffering with polio, loss of parents, devotes of Sacred Heart
St. Maria Goretti – 1902, martyred at 12 years old, patron of youth, young women, purity, and victims of rape
St. Mark – 68 AD, Apostle and Gospel writer and martyr, patron of lions, lawyers, pharmacists, painters, secretaries, interpreters, and prisoners
St. Martha – friend of Jesus, sister to Mary and Lazarus, patron of servants and cooks
St. Mary Magdalene – the woman possessed by seven demons who Jesus freed, she became a close follower and supporter of the Apostles because of her wealth, she is the reason we color Easter Eggs, patron of apothecaries, converts, hairdressers, perfumeries, people ridiculed for their piety, women
St. Matthew – 74, martyr, Apostle and Gospel writer, wrote his Gospel in Aramaic to convince his fellow Jews that Jesus was the Messiah, His symbol is the winged man.
St. Maximilian Kolbe – 1941, martyr, founder of Militia Immaculata, patron of drug addicts, prisoners, families, and the pro-life movement
St. Michael/ Guardian Angel – Michael is the patron of warriors, the sick and suffering
St. Monica – 387AD, mother to St. Augustine, patron of mothers, wives, patience, for the conversion of family members. Optionally available on the same medal as her son, St Augustine
St. Nicholas – 343, aka Santa, slapped Arius for being a heretic, Patron of children, sailors, the wrongly condemned, bakers and pawnbrokers
St. Padre Pio – 1968, stigmatist and mystic, patron of civil defense volunteers, Adolescents, Pietrelcina, Stress relief, & January blues
St. Patrick – 460, sold into slavery in Ireland where he was a shepherd, escaped when he was 20, but returned to evangelize, patron of Ireland
St. Paul – the great evangelist, patron of missionaries, evangelists, and writers. Optionally available on the same medal as St. Peter
St. Paul of the Cross – 1775, founder of the Passionist Priests who take a fourth vow of spreading the memory of Christ’s passion among the faithful, patron of Hungary
St. Peregrine – 1345, patron of those suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other incurable illnesses
St. Peter – the first Pope, patron of fishermen, locksmiths and shipbuilders. Optionally available on the same medal as St. Paul
St. Philomena – 304, virgin martyr, died at 13 years old, patron of infants, babies, and youth
St. Raymond Nonnatus– 1240, Mercedarian, spent whole life ransoming slaves,eventually ransomed himself to free them, patron of childbirth, midwives, children, pregnant women, and the seal of confession
St. Rita – 1457, given in marriage to a ruthless man, she remained faithful to her vows and showed only love an mercy despite the very difficult marriage, after her husband’s murder she joined the monastery of St Mary Magdalene, received the Stigmata in the form of a single thorn cut from the Crown of Thorns, patron of impossible and lost causes, sickness, wounds, marital problems, abuse victims
St. Rocco – 1327, patron of dogs, falsely accused, bachelors, and against plague
St. Rose of Lima – 1617, extremely beautiful, parents wanted her to marry, but she just wanted to be a nun, because of the refusal of her parents she made her home life a cloister spending days in prayer and embroidering to help support her family, patron of Latin America and Philippines
St. Scholastica – 543, twin sister of St Benedict, founders fo the female Benedictines, patron of nuns, education, convulsive children, and invoked both for and against storms and rain
St. Sebastian – 288, martyr under emperor Diocletian, pierced by arrows, patron of soldiers, athletes, and those who desire a saintly death
St. Stephen – 34, one of the first ordained deacons, first Christian martyr, patron of deacons, altar servers, bricklayers, stonemasons
St. Teresa of Avila – 1582, Doctor of the Church, reformer of Carmelites, patron of headache sufferers and Spanish Catholic Writers
St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) – 1997, founder of Missionaries of Charity, patron of doubters, World Youth Day, Calcutta
St. Therese of Lisieux – 1897, Doctor of the Church, Carmelite, patron of missionaries, roses
St. Thomas Aquinas – 1274, Angelic Doctor of the Church, Dominican, patron of universities, students, and celibacy
St. Thomas More – 1535, beheaded by Henry VIII, patron of politicians, adopted children lawyers, and difficult marriages
St. Thomas the Apostle – 53, Doubting Thomas, evangelized to India after the Ascension, martyred by priests of Kali, patron of architects
St. Valentine – 269, bishop and martyr, patron of love and Catholic marriages
St. Vincent De Paul – 1660, founder of the Vincentian priests, patron of charities, horses, hospitals
Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati – 1925, Man of the Beatitudes, always helping out the homeless and poor. Patron of service.
Bl. Solanus Casey – 1957, Capuchin priest from Detroit, MI, miracle worker, due to limited education could say Mass, but could not preach or hear confessions, patron of apparent failures and setbacks.
Ven. Matt Talbot – 1925, patron of those struggling with alcoholism