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Saints for Husbands and Dads

Updated: Oct 12, 2023


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Here are four relatable saints whom every husband and dad can aspire to emulate.

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Saint Joseph, husband of Mary

Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary


Feast Day: March 19


Patronage: Universal Church, husbands, fathers, workers, carpenters, unborn children and a happy death


How to get to know him more:


1. Do a total consecration to St. Joseph using this book:

Consecration To Saint Joseph by Fr. Donald H. Calloway


2. Celebrate his feast days - March 19 and May 1 (labor day)

See Cahtolic Culture for celebrating at home ideas.


3. Get a peg saint doll for Dad on his birthday of Father's Day


4. Include prayers and novenas to Saint Joseph during family prayer time


Helpful websites:



watercolor painting of Saint Isidore the farmer by @weenacontrerasart with the help of craiyon.com
Saint Isidore, The Farmer

Saint Isidore the Farmer


Feast Day: May 15


Patronage: Madrid, Spain, farmers and rural communities


How to get to know him more:


1. Read about him on franciscanmedia.org and My Catholic Life


2. Celebrate his feast day. Lots of celebration ideas at Catholic Culture


3. Include prayers and novenas to Saint Joseph during family prayer time




watercolor portrait of Saint Louis Martin by @weenacontrerasart
Saint Louis Martin

Saint Louis Martin


Feast Day: July 12 - celebrated together with Saint Zélie Guérin


Patronage: illness, mental illness, marriage, parenting, widowers, and domestic church


How to get to know him more:


1. Read more about him and Saint Zelie at ncregister.com and at franciscanmedia.org


2. Celebrate his feast day. Celebrating at home ideas at Catholic Culture


3. Ask for his intercession whenever there are sick members of the family or add his name to the litany of Saints that you pray during family prayer time



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Saint Jerome Emiliani

Saint Jerome Emiliani


Feast Day: February 8


Patronage: orphans and abandoned children


How to get to know him more:


1. Read more about him at My Catholic Life and Catholic Online


2. Celebrate his feast day with the family. Celebrating at home ideas plus recipes at Saints Feast Family


3. Include prayers and novenas to Saint Jerome during family prayer time



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Saints for husbands and dads

Which Saints would you add to the list? How has he touched your life? I would love to hear your testimonies! Let me know in the comments.


Gift Dad with his patron Saint Peg Doll!




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