Who is the patron saint of astronauts? St Joseph of Copertino, on the grounds that he developed the gift of levitation. Motorways? St John the Baptist, for preaching 'Make straight the way of the Lord'. This selection of 60 patron saints from 20 centuries provides inspirational examples of 'heroic virtue' as well as information on some of the more bizarre lives. Also included are their feast-days, traditional emblems and the history of their patronage.