Spirits, whether they are Loas, Orishas, ancestors, or other traditions are also called upon for favors and special circumstances. Foods, drinks, and other offerings can be made in payment or as a simple honoring ceremony to your special spirit. We don’t always need to call spirits for favors, sometimes a simple hello and thank you is nice.
Below is a list of Saints and Spirits that have been used for special requests. The simplest way to begin working with a Saint is to find the one that is patron over your skill, craft, trade, hobby, etc. Working with Saints should be a simple and straight forward method, we tend to naturally over complicate this. Choose your preferred Saint, read their story, and find their feast day/s. Studying a Saint’s image and history can help you with making your altar to them along with finding the right offerings to give your Saint. A simple candle and water is just as efficient and will be appreciated no matter what!St. Anthony- finds lost items, keys, lovers St. Joseph- pay raise, job getting, home affairs, home sales, passage to easier death
St. Barbara- protector of death and battles
St. Expedite- helps bring faster results St. Christopher- protects travelers St. Francis of Assisi- protects animals St. Clare/Clair- guides one to wisdom and light St. Raymond- protects against foes and gossipers St. Ann- mothers, childbirth, grandmothers
Infant of Prague- protects children St. Gerard- pregnancy, motherhood St. Martha- protection, used to keep a man faithful
St. Jude- works impossible cases, cancer Mary Magdalene-perfumers, penitent women, hairstylists, pharmacists, apothecaries
St. Peter- opens doors, businesses St. Brigit- protects babies, children, travelers, scholars, sailors St. Benedict- protector from witchcraft, illness, sickness, heals the sick Our Lady of Guadalupe- the blessed virgin- blessings, love, healing, protection St. George- soldiers, horsemen, defender, butchers, field workers, armourers, calvary Holy Family- peace, loyalty, family St. Helena- widows, divorcees, difficult marriages St. Lucy- writers, poets, journalist St. Sophia- wisdom, enlightenment, students St. Michael the Archangel- an angel not a saint, but used to defend and battle, protector from evil, foes, demons