As Catholics, we pray for the intercession of the saints and angels in Heaven, so that they may pray for us on our behalf.

We know that saints and angels are able to intercede for us because John sees in the Book of the Revelation that the saints in Heaven offer up to God the prayers of those on Earth.

We pray to saints of a certain patronage to ask for their special intercession. Patron saints can be venerated as the Heavenly advocate and special intercessor for many things, even states. If you want to ask for the special intercession on behalf of your state, do you know who to pray to?

“When he took it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones.” – Revelation 5:8

The list of each state and their patron saints are below:

Alabama – Our Lady of the Gulf
Alaska – Our Lady of the Kodiak and the Islands
Arizona – Our Lady of the Highways
Arkansas – Our Lady of the Holy Souls
California – Our Lady of the Refuge; Our Lady of the Wayside
Colorado – Saint Francis of Assisi; Immaculate Mary
Connecticut – Notre Dame of Easton
Delaware – Our Lady of Mercy
Florida – Our Lady of La Leche
Georgia – Immaculate Heart of Mary
Hawaii – Mary, Star of the Sea; Our Lady, Queen of Peace
Idaho – Our Lady of Limerick
Illinois – Our Lady of the Universe
Indiana – Our Lady of Providence
Iowa – Mary of Nazareth
Kansas – Mary, Queen of Angels
Kentucky – Mother of God
Louisiana – Our Lady of Prompt Succor
Maine – Our Lady of Peace
Maryland – Our Lady of the Assumption
Massachusetts – Our Lady of the Incarnation
Michigan – Our Lady, Gate of Heaven
Minnesota – Our Lady, Mother of the Church
Mississippi – Our Lady of the Sorrows
Missouri – Our Lady of Calvary
Montana – Our Lady of the Pines
Nebraska – Our Lady of the Presentation
Nevada – Our Lady of Las Vegas
New Hampshire – Our Lady of Perpetual Help
New Jersey – Our Lady of Fatima
New Mexico – Our Lady of Guadalupe
New York – Our Lady, Help of Christians
North Carolina – Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
North Dakota – Mary, Queen of Peace
Ohio – Our Lady of Consolation
Oklahoma – Our Lady, Queen of all Saints
Oregon – Our Lady of the Woods
Pennsylvania – Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Rhode Island – Our Lady of Mount Carmel
South Carolina – Mary the Virgin Mother
South Dakota – Our Lady of the Prairie
Tennessee – Our Lady of Lourdes
Texas – Our Lady of the Annunication
Utah – Our Lady of the Snows
Vermont – Our Lady of Grace
Virginia – Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles
Washington – Our Lady of Good Help
West Virginia – Our Lady of Victory
Wisconsin – Our Lady of the Americas
Wyoming – Our Lady of the Valley

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  1. There are good saints left out here: St. Phillipine Duschene (MO), St. Henry Newman (MD), St. Keteri Tekawitha (NY)..keep it going!


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