Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A list of Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary by occupations and activities, dioceses and other places:

Occupations and activities

The Blessed Virgin Mary may be taken as a patroness of any good activity; indeed, she is cited as the patroness of all humanity. However, certain occupations and activities are more closely associated with her protection.

*airplane crews and pilots (esp. Belgian, Spanish,Italian and French)
*Andorran security forces
*Argentine Army, Navy and military chaplains
*blood donors
*boatmen (boat operators)
*Bolivian Navy builders
*Chilean Army and Navy
*coffee house keepers and owners
*construction workers
* those who partake in Crusades
*Ecuadorian Army
*fish dealers (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)
*harness makers (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)
*lamp makers
*needle and pin makers
*news sellers
*oblate vocations
*ribbon makers
*silk workers
*Spanish architects and police officers
*tapestry workers
*Teutonic Knights
*Army personnel
*Venezuelan National Guard
*yachtsmen (yacht operators)

Dioceses claiming Mary as patron

*Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles for the Maronites
*Albany, New York
*Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania
*Archdiocese of Manila, Philippines (Immaculate Conception)
*Austin, Texas
*Baltimore, Maryland
*Bismarck, North Dakota
*Burlington, Vermont
*Camden, New Jersey
*Cologne, Germany (Immaculate Conception)
*Colorado Springs, Colorado
*Crookston, Minnesota
*Denver, Colorado
*Des Moines, Iowa
*Dodge City, Kansas
*Duluth, Minnesota
*Evansville, Indiana
*Fargo, North Dakota
*Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana
*Gallup, New Mexico
*Gaylord, Michigan
*Grand Island, Nebraska
*Greensburg, Pennsylvania
*Guadalajara, Jalisco
*Halifax, Nova Scotia
*Honolulu, Hawaii
*Lafayette, Indiana
*Lake Charles, Louisiana
*Lincoln, Nebraska
*Islands of Malta, Malta(Assumption of our Lady-Santa Marija)
*Miami, Florida
*Monterey, California
*Montreal, Quebec ("dioecesis Marianopolitanis")
*Nashville, Tennessee
*New Orleans, Louisiana
*New Ulm, Minnesota
*Ogdensburg, New York
*Pearland, Texas
*Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
*Phoenix, Arizona
*Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
*Portland, Maine
*Portland, Oregon
*Providence, Rhode Island
*Pueblo, Colorado
*Reno, Nevada
*Rockford, Illinois
*Sacramento, California
*Salina, Kansas
*Savannah, Georgia
*Seattle, Washington
*Shreveport, Louisiana
*Sioux City, Iowa
*Spokane, Washington
*Steubenville, Ohio
*Syracuse, New York
*Tyler, Texas
*Venice, Florida
*Wimberley, Texas
*Wichita, Kansas
*Zabbar, Malta
*Diveevo, Russia

Other places

A large number of countries, places and groups claim the Blessed Virgin Mary as a patroness, though usually under a specific title or apparition.


*Our Lady of Good Counsel - Albania


*Our Lady of Africa - Algeria


*Our Lady of Meritxell - Andorra


* Immaculate Heart of Mary - Angola


* Blessed Virgin Mary (no specific title) - Pergamino, Argentina
* Immaculate Conception - Argentina
* Our Lady of Luján - Argentina
* Our Lady of Luján - Argentina


* Our Lady Help of Christians - Australia


* Our Lady of Mariazell - Austria


*Our Lady of Banneaux - Belgium
*Our Lady of Beauraing - Belgium


*Our Lady of Capucdana - Bolivia
*Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Bolivia
*Virgin de la Candelaria (Candlemas) - Bolivia
*Virgin of Copacabana - Bolivia


*Immaculate Conception - Brazil
*Our Lady Aparecida - Brazil
*Our Lady of Nazareth - Brazil


*Mary of the Hurons - Canada
*Our Lady of the Cape - Canada
*Our Lady of the Assumption - Acadians of Canada
*Our Lady of the Holy Rosary - Vancouver, British Columbia


*Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Chile


*Our Lady of China - China
*Virgin of Sheshan - China


*Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá - Colombia
*Our Lady of the Holy Rosary - Colombia


*Immaculate Heart of Mary - Congo
*Our Lady, Queen of Nations - Congo

Costa Rica

*Our Lady of the Angels - Costa Rica


*Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre (La Caridad del Cobre) - Cuba
*Our Lady of Regla, Patronage of Afro Cubans, Municipio de Regla Havana, Cuba

Dominican Republic

*Our Lady of High Grace (La Virgen de La Altagracia) - Dominican Republic
*Blessed Virgin Mary (no specific title) - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic- Virgen De Las Mercedes (Virgin Mercedes).


*The Most Pure Heart of Mary - Ecuador
*Our Lady of Quinche - Ecuador

El Salvador

*Our Lady of Peace - El Salvador
*Our Lady of Peace - El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

*Immaculate Conception - Equatorial Guinea


*Immaculate Conception - Corsica, France
*Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris - France
*Notre Dame of Chartres - France
*Our Lady of Lourdes - France
*Our Lady of La Salette - France
*Order of the Visitation of Our Lady at Annecy - France
*Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal - France
*Our Lady of Pontmain - France
*Our Lady of the Assumption - France


*Mary, Queen of Bavaria - Bavaria (Germany)
*Our Lady of Altötting - Germany
*Our Lady of Kevelaer - Germany


*Blessed Virgin Mary (no specific title) - Kea Island, Greece
*Mount Athos, known as the Garden of the Mother of God
*Blessed Virgin Mary (no specific title) - Skiathos, Greece
*The Holy Mountain of Our Lady - Greece


*Blessed Virgin Mary (Santa Maria Kamalen) – Statue miraculously appeared in the village of Merizo, Guam but is now sitting in the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica.


*Our Lady of the Holy Rosary - Guatemala


*Blessed Virgin Mary (no specific title) - Petit Goâve, Haiti
*Our Lady of Perpetual Hope - Haiti


*Our Lady of Suyapa - Honduras


*Our Lady of Hungary - Hungary


*Our Lady of Bandel - India
*Our Lady of Bandra - India
*Our Lady of Good Health - Vailankanni, India
* [ Our Lady of Poondy] - India
*Our Lady of the Assumption - India
*Our Lady of the Rosary- Mangalore, India
*Our Lady of Good Health - Bangalore, India


*Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - Italy
*Blessed Virgin Mary (no specific title) - Alezio, Italy
*Blessed Virgin Mary (no specific title) - Savona, Italy
*Madonna del Ghisallo - Italy
*Madonna of Saint Luke - Italy
*Our Lady of Loreto - Italy
*Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Italy
*Our Lady of Pompeii - Italy
*Our Lady of the Snows - Italy
*Our Lady of Tears - Italy


*Mary, Queen of Ireland - Ireland
*Our Lady of Limerick - Ireland
*Our Lady of Knock - Ireland


*Immaculate Conception - Korea


*Our Lady of Arabia - Ahmadi, Kuwait


*Our Lady of the Assumption - Jamaica


*Our Lady of Japan - Japan
*Our Lady of Akita - Japan


*Armenian Sisters of Immaculate Conception - Lebanon
*Our Lady of Bechouat, a Marian sanctuary in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon
*Our Lady of Ain Ebel, Ain Ebel, Lebanon
*Our Lady of the Assumption - Lebanon
*Our Lady of Bekaa, a Marian shrine located in Zahle, Lebanon
*Our Lady of Deliverance, Byblos, Lebanon
*Our Lady of the Gate, Byblos, Lebanon
*Our Lady of Lebanon, a Marian shrine in Harissa, Lebanon
*Our Lady of Light, Centre Ville, Beirut, Lebanon
*Our Lady of Mantara, a Marian shrine in Maghdouché, Lebanon
*Our Lady of Nourieh, a Marian shrine and monastery atopTheoprosopon in Hamat, Lebanon
*Our Lady of the Seas, Batroun, Lebanon
*Our Lady of the Tower, Deir el Ahmar, Lebanon
*Our Lady of the Waterfall, a Marian shrine in Jezzine, Lebanon
*Our Lady of the Wind, Enfeh, Lebanon


*Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted - Luxembourg


*Our Lady of the Assumption - Malta


*Blessed Virgin Mary (no specific title) - Catemaco, Veracruz
*Blessed Virgin Mary (no specific title) - Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
*Blessed Virgin Mary (no specific title) - Zacatecas, Zac.
*Our Lady of Guadalupe - Mexico City

New Zealand

*Our Lady Help of Christians - New Zealand
*The Virgin Mary - New Zealand


*Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of El Viejo - Nicaragua


*Our Lady, Queen of Nigeria - Nigeria


*Immaculate Conception - Panama
*Immaculate Heart of Mary - Panama
*Mary of La Antigua - Panama


*Our Lady of Luján- Paraguay
*Our Lady of the Miracles of Caacupé - Paraguay
*Our Lady of the Assumption - Paraguay


*Order of the Visitation of Our Lady at Annecy - Peru
*Our Lady of Mercy - Peru


*Immaculate Conception - Principal patroness of the Philippines
*Immaculate Conception - Baclayon, Bohol
*Immaculate Conception de Dinagat Surigao del Norte
*Immaculate Conception de Caysasay
*Our Lady of Guadalupe - Secondary patroness of the Philippines
*Our Lady of Guadalupe de Cebu
*Our Lady of Guadalupe - Loboc, Bohol
*Assumption of Mary - Dauis, Bohol
*Assumption of Mary - Maasin City, Southern Leyte
*Our Lady (of the Most Holy Rosary) of Manaoag - Philippines
*Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary (La Naval de Manila)
*Our Lady of Rule (Virgen Maria de (la) Regla) - Lapu-Lapu City (Opon), Cebu
*Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Virgin of Antipolo) - Philippines
*Our Lady of Seven Dolors of Turumba - Philippines
*Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza - Cavite & Zamboanga, Philippines
*Our Lady of Peñafrancia (Ina ng Peñafrancia)- Patroness of Bicolandia
*Our Mother of Perpetual Help - Every church in the Philippines observes the novena-devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help on Wednesday masses.
*Our Lady of Remedies - Malate, Manila; Hindang, Leyte
*Our Lady of Light - Cainta, Rizal; Loon, Bohol
*Our Lady of Mercy (Birhen sa Kaluoy) - Calape, Bohol
*Our Lady of the Visitation of Piat - Piat, Cagayan
*Our Lady of Penafrancia de Manila-Paco,Manila
*Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace-1948,Lipa-Novice Teresita Castillo
*Our Lady of Fatima - feasts of Our Lady of Fatima is observed in many churches in the Philippines
*Our Lady of Lourdes - many churches in the Philippines have Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes as their titular patroness
*Our Lady of Divine Grace
*Our Lady of Eucharistic Adoration (Our Lady of Simala)
*Our Lady of Apo Baket of Namacpacan
*Our Lady of Charity (Apo Caridad)
*Our Lady of the Barangays (Virgen sang Barangay)
*Our Lady of Prompt Succour
*Our Lady of Good Events - Parañaque City
*Our Lady of the Candles
*Our Lady of Mount Carmel
*Our Lady of Guidance
*Our Lady of Consolation and Cincture
*La Medalla Milagrosa
*Our Lady of La Salette
*Madonna di Loreto
*Our Lady of the Abandoned
*Our Lady of Montserrat
*Our Lady, the Divine Shepherdess
*Our Lady of Solitude of Porto Vaga
*Our Lady of the Gate
*Our Lady of Salambao
*Our Lady of Salvation
*Maria, Ina ng EDSA (Our Lady of Peace at EDSA)
*Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
*Mary, Queen of the Visayas
*Our Lady Ina ng Poong Bato


* Our Lady, Queen of Poland – Poland
* Our Lady of Częstochowa (the Black Madonna) – Poland
* Our Lady of Ostra Brama
* Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church


*Immaculate Conception - Portugal
*Our Lady of Fatima - Portugal

Puerto Rico

*Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence - Puerto Rico


*Our Lady of Sorrows - Slovakia
*Our Lady of the Assumption - Slovakia


*Our Lady of Begoña - Bilbao, Spain
*Our Lady of Mercy – Barcelona, Spain
*Basilica of Our Lady of the PillarZaragoza, Spain
*Our Lady of Ransom – Spain
*Virgin of the Remedy - Alicante, Spain
*Virgin of CandelariaTenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
*Virgin of ReglaChipiona, Spain
*Virgin of GuadalupeExtremadura, Spain
*Virgin of MontserratCatalonia, Spain
*Virgin of the RosaryCádiz, Spain
*Virgen de la AlmudenaMadrid, Spain
*Our Lady of Covadonga - Covadonga, Spain

outh Africa

*Our Lady of Shongweni - South Africa
*Our Lady of the Assumption - South Africa


*Our Lady of the Hermits - Switzerland


*Immaculate Conception - Tanzania


*Mary, Queen of Africa - Uganda

United Kingdom

*Our Lady of Europe - Gibraltar, UK
*Our Lady of Ipswich - England, UK
*Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Aylesford - England, UK
*Our Lady of Walsingham - England, UK
*Our Lady of Westminster - England, UK
*Our Lady of Willesden - England, UK
*Our Lady of Doncaster - England, UK
*Our Lady of Cardigan - Wales, UK

United States of America

*Immaculate Conception - USA
*Immaculate Heart of Mary - Georgia, USA
*Immaculate Mary - Colorado, USA
*Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Soldiers of the USA
*Patroness of the United States under her title of the Immaculate Conception
*Mary of Nazareth - Iowa, USA
*Mary, Queen of Angels - Kansas, USA
*Mary the Virgin Mother - South Carolina, USA
*Mary, Queen of Peace - North Dakota, USA
*Mary, Queen of Peace - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
*Mary, Star of the Sea - Hawaii, USA
*Mother of God - Kentucky, USA
*Notre Dame of Easton - Connecticut, USA
*University of Notre Dame - Indiana, USA
*Our Immaculate Queen - Washington, D.C., USA
*Our Lady of America - USA; Rome City, Indiana - first canonically-approved apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the USA. Happened in The Our Lady Mother of Mercy Chapel on the campus of Sylvan Springs
*Our Lady of the Annunciation - Texas, USA
*Our Lady of Calvary - Missouri, USA
*Our Lady of Consolation - Basilica and National Shrine in Carey, Ohio, USA
*Our Lady of Good Help - Washington, USA
*Our Lady of Grace - Vermont, USA
*Our Lady of the Gulf - Alabama, USA
*Our Lady of the Highways - Arizona, USA
*Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, North Carolina, USA
*Our Lady of the Holy Souls - Arkansas, USA
*Our Lady of the Incarnation - Massachusetts, USA
*Our Lady of the Kodiak and the Islands - Alaska, USA
*Our Lady of Lebanon - Lewisville, Texas, USA
*Our Lady of La Leche - Florida, USA
*Our Lady of Mercy - Delaware,
*Our Lady of the Milk and Happy Delivery, USA
*Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Pennsylvania, USA
*Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Rhode Island, USA
*Our Lady of Peace - Maine, USA
*Our Lady Help of Christians - New York, USA
*Our Lady of Las Vegas - Nevada, USA
*Our Lady of Peace - Maine, USA
*Our Lady of Perpetual Help - New Hampshire, USA
*Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
*Our Lady of the Pines - Montana, USA
*Our Lady of the Prairie - South Dakota, USA
*Our Lady of the Presentation - Nebraska, USA
*Our Lady of Providence - Indiana, USA
*Our Lady of Prompt Succor - Louisiana, USA
*Our Lady of the Snows - Utah, USA
*Our Lady of Sorrows - Mississippi, USA
*Our Lady of the Universe - Illinois, USA
*Our Lady of the Valley - Wyoming, USA
*Our Lady of Victory - West Virginia, USA
*Our Lady of the Wayside - California (cf. Madonna della Strada)
*Our Lady of the Woods - Oregon, USA
*Our Lady, Gate of Heaven - Michigan, USA
*Our Lady, Mother of the Church - Minnesota, USA
*Our Lady, Queen of All Saints - Oklahoma, USA
*Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles - Virginia, USA
*Our Lady, Queen of the Angels - As per its name, Los Angeles, California
*La Conquistadora Our Lady the Conqueror, New Mexico, USA


*Our Lady of Luján - Uruguay
*Our Lady of the Thirty-Three - Uruguay

*Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá (Also called "La Chinita") - Zulia - Venezuela
*Our Lady of Coromoto - Venezuela


*Our Lady of La Vang - Vietnam


*Immaculate Conception - Zaire
*Immaculate Heart of Mary - Zaire
*Our Lady, Queen of Nations - Zaire

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