109 St. Drogo - Baristras
Patron Saint of Coffee and Baristas.
Drogo was a Flemish nobleman born in 1186. He was orphaned in his early teens. When he was 18 he gave up everything he owned and became a penitential pilgrim. He made nine long pilgrimages to Rome. Later he became a shepherd in France. He was said to be seen by many in two places at once; tending his sheep and simultaneously at church. He suffered a great disfigurement. He felt so hideous, he stayed hidden in a cell attached to the church for 40 years until his death.
"May the coffee I make and serve be rich and delicious, satisfying and comforting for everyone who drinks it."
*Also patron of those whom others find repulsive, unattractive people, bodily ills, broken bones, cattle, coffee house keepers, coffee house owners, deaf people, deafness, dumbness, gall stones, hernias, illness, insanity, mental illness, mentally ill people, midwives, mute people, muteness, mutes, orphans, ruptures, sheep, shepherds, sick people and sickness.