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Who is your patron saint?

Updated 8:56 AM ET, Wed November 12, 2014
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Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII entered the celestial community of Catholic saints on April 27, 2014. Someday, they may even become patron saints of particular professions. In the meantime, here are some of the saints who already have special roles — one of them might even be your patron saint. Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images
St. Genesius is the patron saint of actors -- and of torture victims. Legend has it that Genesius converted to Christianity while performing a satirical play about Catholic sacraments. The Emperor Diocletian had him tortured and put to death. DeAgostini/Getty Images
St. Catherine of Bologna is the patron saint of artists -- and against temptations. (Is that a good or bad mix, we wonder?) Anyway, Catherine was the daughter of a rich and powerful man and so was trained in all the arts growing up. She gave them up to live a life of simple piety. DeAgostini/Getty Images
St. Thomas More is the patron saint of attorneys, but he was put to death for defying his powerful client: English King Henry VIII. Moore, an ardent Catholic, refused to go along with Henry's divorce of Queen Catherine and the subsequent separation of church and crown. Stock Montage/Getty Image
St. Augustine of Hippo is known for many things, including his foundational writings, which have influenced the church for centuries. Less well known, he's also the patron saint of brewers. So raise a glass to the fourth century saint on his feast day, August 28, or any day for that matter. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
St. Gabriel the archangel is the patron saint of broadcasters. If you needed to announce big news in the Bible, from Daniel's prophecies to the conception of Jesus, Gabriel was your man. Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images
St. Francis de Sales is the patron saint of scribes and of the deaf. He was a Catholic bishop in the heart of the Protestant Reformation -- 16th century Geneva -- which meant that he had to keep up a steady schedule of preaching and writing. His "Introduction to the Devout Life," was a runaway best-seller. Leemage/UIG via Getty Images
St. Martha, depicted here serving Jesus, is the patron saint of waiters. The Bible says Jesus often visited Martha's home in Bethany, and once gently criticized her for busily making preparations when she should have been listening to his teachings. DeAgostini/Getty Images
Why are so many hospitals named after St. Luke? Perhaps because he's the patron saint of doctors. In addition to being one of the New Testament's four evangelists, according to Christian tradition, the apostle Paul said he was also a doctor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
St. Martin of Porres, from Peru, is the patron saint of hairdressers. As a boy, he was apprenticed to a barber before joining the Dominican Order. The illegitimate son of a Spanish knight and a black woman, Martin is also the patron saint of people with mixed racial heritage. Apic/Getty Images
St. Lawrence is the patron saint of cooks, for a macabre reason. Legend has it that when Lawrence was burnt at the stake he taunted his torturers by saying, "Turn me over, I'm well done!" Three Lions/Getty Images