The Sun Cannon Club’s Patron Saint

Saint Barbara is the patron saint of artillerymen, architects, masons, firemen, gunsmiths and anyone else who works with cannon and explosives, including Solkanonklubben.

Saint Barbara is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, also known as Helpers in Need. Her association with lightning has caused her to be invoked against both lightning and fire.

She is depicted in art as standing by a tower with three windows, carrying a palm branch and a chalice; sometimes cannons are depicted by her side.

Her feast is celebrated on December 4.