Patron saints of drunks, drug addicts, party goers

Looking for patron saints of drunks, drug addicts, party goers, vices etc. Also patron saint for those who fall into worldly ambitions/ loose living. Maybe patron saint of falling easily into temptation?

Would also love to know about some prayers for these specific type of intentions or prayers TO the patron saints for these things to seek intercession.

Not yet canonized, but a great inspiration, Venerable Matthew Talbot:

Loose living:
** Saint Augustine** for years had a mistress with whom he had a son. Saint Monica;s faithful prayers obtained for him the grace of conversion.

Saint Francis of Assisi was worldly in his early years, before the conversion of his heart and life. Saint Teresa of Avila was sometimes very worldly in her early years as a nun.

A good prayer to say in the spirit of St Francis (Prayer usually attributed to him but not written by him) It reflects the gospel love and witness that St Francis came to exemplify:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

We grow in conversion and holiness with our resolution and our renewed efforts, and with the grace of God.

God bless you.

I did a search for you…

Patron of drug problems or addictions:
St Maximilian Kolbe

Alcohol problems:
St Monica


…and Ven Alfred Pampalon:

Saint jude has been well known for breaking addictions and many pray to saint lazaro for drug addicts redemption

St monica against alcohol

St. Micheal against temptation

Margeret of cortona against temptation and wild living as well

Also pslams help me when i have specific requests

125 is good for your situatuion as well as 119 and 46

Prayers and hope it helps

As other have mentioned, Ven. Matt Talbot for alcoholism, St. Maximilian Kolbe for drug addiction, St. Augustine for loose living.

But the saints that popped into my head while reading your post were Blessed Charles de Faucauld and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati and to some extent St. Ignatius Loyola, whose feast day is today.

Blessed Charles de Faucauld led a very colorful early life, full of wine, women and other vices.
“For twelve years,” he would later write of this period of his life, “I denied nothing, but believed nothing. I lived as one can when the last spark of faith has gone out.”

One of his cousins was a very devout Catholic and she wrote him letters, gently poiting out a path of peace. Charles was also very affected by waiting Muslims pray devoutly five times a day, completely absorbed in their worship of God.

One night he went to a church and kneeling before an altar, he prayed to God, “My God, if you exist, make yourself known to me.”

God did make Himself known, and Charles reverted back to his childhood faith. He devoted himself to the hidden life of Jesus and intended to start a religious order to honor that aspect of Christ, which didn’t come into fruition until after his death.

Bl. Pier Frassati did not lead a young life of vices, but he is considered the patron of youth. Every time you see a picture of him, he is smoking cigars with friends, mountain climbing, or just hanging out. He knew how to be a devout teenager while still having a good time. I feel that he is very interested and eager to talk to young men who are struggling to lead a life of faith. He would be a great friend.

St. Ignatius Loyola was a soldier before his conversion and according to some gossip, fathered two children (though this might be total hogwash). His writings are terrifically helpful for a revert or convert to Catholicism, because he specifically outlines all the temptations the devil lays before us on our struggle to lead a devout life.

Saint Mary of Egypt is yet another example of one who was caught up in loose living, but then converted and completely turned to God.

St. Augustine of Hippo.

“St. Augustine of Hippo is the patron of brewers because of his conversion from a former life of loose living, which included parties, entertainment, and worldly ambitions. His complete turnaround and conversion has been an inspiration to many who struggle with a particular vice or habit they long to break.”

Wow… I’m reminded of Don Bosco and Father Flanagan, now. :smiley:

…and the early years of St. Peregrine, who ran with a gang and actually stoned a priest!

For victims of drug addicts and alcoholics, look to Sts. Rita and Monica.

sorry to ask but does anyone know of the saint who lived with a married man had a child then this man dies and she then devotes her life to God for the next 30 years, i saw it on one of the posts on this forum but cant find it now

Yes! But I can’t remember her name. She was from.South America, no?

I remember hearing of someone more recent, but perhaps it’s St. Margaret of Cortona?

That might be her thank you

I pray to St. Augustine for people w/ cigarette addiction: