A decaying statue of St. Lucia, patron saint of the blind, holds a platter with two eyes.
Miles has acted so inconsiderately that he has become almost holy: the patron saint of bad guests.
Ronald Reagan is the patron saint for Republicans, just as John F. Kennedy is for Democrats.
A saint from whom a person or group claims special protection or prayers. Saint Christopher, for example, is considered the patron of travelers; Saint Luke, the patron of doctors; and Saint Patrick, the patron of Ireland. People who have the same name as a saint may consider the saint their patron. The honoring of patron saints is especially common in the Roman Catholic Church.