Saint Stephen is the patron of coffin makers, deacons, horses, and Biella, Italy. He is the first Christian martyr. St. Stephen was a preacher and deacon whom was stoned to death by an angry mob of Jews who found his preaching on the street to be blasphemous. The man who would later become Saint Paul the Apostle was a part of the mob. St. Stephen’s feast day is December 26th.