Patron saints of ailments, illness and dangers

A list of patron saints of ailments, illness and dangers:

A

*Abd-al-Masih - sterile women (in Syria)
*Saint Abel - patron of the blind and the lame
*Abhai - poisonous reptiles
*Agapitus of Palestrina -invoked against colic [ [http://saints.sqpn.com/saintabe.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Agapitus ] ]
*Agatha - breast cancer [ [http://saints.sqpn.com/sainta04.htm Saints.SQPN.com: Saint Agatha ] ]
*Agathius - headache
*Agricola of Avignon - bubonic plague, misfortunes
*Agrippina of Mineo -invoked against evil spirits, leprosy, thunderstorms, bacterial diseases, and bacterial infections
*Albinus of Angers -against pirate attack
*Amabilis of Riom - invoked against fire, snakes, and snake bites [ [http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1293 St. Amabilis - Catholic Online ] ] ; also invoked against demonic possession, mental illness, poison, wild beasts [ [http://saints.sqpn.com/saintaik.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Amabilis ] ]
*Andrew Avellino - sudden death
*Andrew Corsini - riot, civil disorder
*Anthony - skin disease, Saint Anthony's fire [http://saints.sqpn.com/sainta06.htm]
*Anthony of Padua - Missing people and lost things
*Apollinare - epilepsy, gout
*Apollonia - toothache
*Arthelais - kidnapping, illness
*Aspren - invoked against headache [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/90841]
*Augustine of Hippo - sore eyes
*Adrian of Nicomedia - plague, epilepsy

B

*Balbina - scrofula [http://saints.sqpn.com/saintb54.htm]
*Berlinda of Meerbeke- invoked against cattle diseases [ [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0203.htm#berl Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of February 3 ] ]
*Bernardino of Siena - chest problems, lung problems, gambling addictions
*Blaise - ailments of the throat

C

*Castulus -invoked against erysipelas, lightning, horse theft, wildfires, and drowning. [ [http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienC/Castulus_Kastulus.htm Castulus (Kastulus) - Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon ] ]
*Christina the Astonishing -against insanity, mental disorders
*Coloman - plague, sick horses, against hanging
*Cornelius - invoked against epilepsy, cramps, afflictions associated with the nerves and ears. [ [http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienC/Cornelius.htm Cornelius - Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon ] ]
*Crescentinus - headache
*Cyriacus - eye disease

D

*Defendens - invoked against wolves and fires [ [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/90201 San Defendente di Tebe ] ]
*Deicolus - childhood illnesses
*Deodatus of Nevers - against thunderstorm, evil spirits, and plague [ [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0619.htm#deod Saints of June 19 ] ]
*Domninus of Fidenza - rabies [ [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/90229 San Donnino di Fidenza ] ]
*Dymphna - sleepwalking, epilepsy, insanity, mental illness

E

*Emygdius of Ascoli - invoked against earthquakes [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainte16.htm.]
*Engelmund of Vebsen -invoked against toothache [ [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0621.htm Saints of June 21 ] ]
*Epipodius - victims of betrayal and of torture [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainte21.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Epipodius ] ]
*Eurosia - invoked against storms, hailstorms, lightning [ [http://www.andarines.com/culturapopular/santa.htm antropologia/santa orosia ] ]
*Expeditus - invoked against procrastination [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainte72.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Expeditus ] ]

F

*Fiacre - Venereal disease sufferers, hemorrhoids
*Florian -invoked against fire, floods and drowning [ [http://www.publicsafety.net/st_florian.htm S. D. Paramedics: The Patron Saint of the Fire Service: Saint Florian ] ]
*Four Holy Marshals - epidemics, diseases
*Fourteen Holy Helpers - epidemics, bubonic plague or the Black Death

G

*Gangulphus - eye and skin conditions; knee pains; invoked against adultery and marital difficulties
*Gerard of Lunel -invoked against epilepsy [ [http://www.2heartsnetwork.org/patronsfortheill.htm Patron Saints for Chronic and Incurable Illness ] ] and headaches [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintg27.htm Patron Saints Index: Blessed Gerard of Lunel ] ]
*Gereon -headaches, migraine
*Gertrude of Nivelles -invoked against fever, rats, and mice, particularly field-mice.
*Godelina -throat trouble [ [http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienG/Godeleva_von_Gistel.html Godeleva (Godelina) von Gistel - Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon ] ]
*Gotthard of Hildesheim -invoked against fever, dropsy, childhood sicknesses, hailstones, the pain of childbirth, and gout. [ [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/51950 San Gottardo di Hildesheim ] ]
*Gratus of Aosta -against lightning; fear of insects [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintg4u.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Gratus of Aosta ] ]
*Guy of Anderlecht - invoked against epilepsy, against rabies, against infantile convulsions [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintg39.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Guy of Anderlecht ] ]

H

*Hemma of Gurk -invoked during childbirth and against diseases of the eye
*Hermes - mental illnesses
*Harvey -eye problems, eye disease
*Hippolytus of Rome - sick horses
*Hyacinth - those in danger of drowning

J

*James the Great - rheumatism
*John of Bridlington - women in difficult labor
*Jude Thaddaeus - lost causes, desperate situations
*Julia of Corsica - pathologies of the hands and the feet
*Juliana of Nicomedia - childbirth, sickness

K

*Kentigern -against bullies

L

*Leodegar - blindness, eye disease, eye problems, sore eyes
*Liborius of Le Mans - against gallstones, colic [ [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0723.htm#libo Saints of July 23 ] ]
*Lucy of Syracuse - haemorrhage, eye complaints

M

*Macrina - poverty
*Mammes -protector of sufferers from broken bones and hernias
*Marciana of Mauretania -invoked to cure wounds [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0109.htm]
*Marculf - scrofula, diseases of the skin
*Maturinus - invoked against mental illness and infertility [ [http://pagesperso-orange.fr/damien.jullemier/sts/st-mathurin.htm Saint Mathurin ] ]
*Saint Maurus - rheumatism, gout, epilepsy
*Saint Medard - toothache

N

*Natalia of Nicomedia - plague, epilepsy
*Nonnosus -diseases of the kidneys, invoked against physical defects, back pains, and school-related students' crises [Alban Butler, David Hugh Farmer, Paul Burns, "Butler's Lives of the Saints" (Liturgical Press, 1995), 10.]

O

*Saint Olaf - difficult marriage
*Saint Ovidius - auditory conditions and diseases [ [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/91134 Sant' Audito (Ovidio) di Braga ] ]

P

*Patroclus of Troyes- demons, fever [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0121.htm#patr]
*Peregrine of Auxerre- against snake bites [ [http://catholique-sens-auxerre.cef.fr/auxerre/article.php3?id_article=20 La cathédrale Saint-Etienne d’Auxerre - 2. Saint Pèlerin ] ]
*Saint Peregrine Laziosi - cancer, AIDS
*Saint Paulina - Diabetics
*Pancras - cramp, headache, bearing false witness, perjury
*Pharaildis - childhood diseases; difficult marriages; victims of abusecite web | last = Jones | first = Terry | title =Pharaildis | work = Patron Saints Index | url=http://www.catholic-forum.com/SAINTS/saintp47.htm | accessdate = 2007-02-17]
*Saint Pio of Pietrelcina - Stress relief and New year blues
*Polycarp - earache, dysentery [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintp13.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Polycarp of Smyrna ] ]
*Potamiana - protectoress of rape victims [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintp2s.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Potamiaena ] ]

Q

*Saint Quentin - coughs, sneezes, and dropsy. [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/1031.htm#quen]
*Quirinus of Neuss -invoked against the bubonic plague, smallpox, and gout [ [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/92135 San Quirino ] ]
*Quiteria - against rabies [ [http://www.aciprensa.com/santos/santo.php?id=630 ACI Prensa - Santos ] ]

R

*Rasso - invoked against stomach pains, especially in children [ [http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienR/Rasso_von_Andechs.html Rasso (Ratho) von Andechs - Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon ] ]
*Regina -against poverty, impoverishment, shepherdesses, torture victims [ [http://www.archregina.sk.ca/Sister/AskSisterQ22.htm Archdiocese of Regina - Ask a Sister ] ]
*Reinildis -to cure open wounds, against eye diseasescite web | title =Stocks, Relics and... 'Tarte al Djote' | publisher =Office de Promotion du Tourisme de Wallonie et de Bruxelles | date =June 2006 | url =http://www.opt.be/informations/suggestions/en/O/48872.html | accessdate =2007-02-21] cite web | title =Sainte Renelde et comp. | publisher =Nominis | url =http://nominis.cef.fr/contenus/saints_9914.html | accessdate =2007-02-21]
*Roch - Invoked against cholera, epidemics, knee problems, plague, skin diseases [ [http://saints.sqpn.com/saintr06.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Roch ] ]
*Rita of Cascia - lost causes or impossible cases, marital problems, abuse [ [http://saints.sqpn.com/saintr01.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Rita of Cascia ] ]

*Sebaldus -against cold and cold weather [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saints0d.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Sebaldus ] ]
*Scholastica - convulsive children; invoked against storms and rain [ [http://saints.sqpn.com/saints06.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Scholastica ] ]
*Servatius - invoked against foot troubles, lameness, rheumatism, rats, and mice [ [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0513.htm#serv Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of May 13 ] ]
*Silvia - invoked by pregnant women for safe delivery of children [ [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13794a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Silvia ] ]
*Simon of Trent - torture and kidnap victims (no longer venerated) [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saints0b.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Simon of Trent ] ]
*Sithney -invoked against rabies [ [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0804.shtml saintpatrickdc.org ] ] )
*Suitbert of Kaiserwerdt - angina
*Symphorian - syphilis, eye troubles [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0822.htm]

T

*Teresa of Avila - headaches
*Trophimus of Arles- against drought [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintt78.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Trophimus of Arles ] ]

U

*Ubald - migraine, neuralgia, sick children, autism, obsessive compulsive disorder
*Urban of Langres -invoked against blight, frost, storms, alcoholism, and faintness [ [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0402.htm#urba Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of April 2 ] ]
*Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne - invoked against stiff neck [ [http://www.2heartsnetwork.org/Ursicinus.htm Prayers to St. Ursicinus of Saint Ursanne ] ]
*Ursus of Aosta -faintness, kidney disease, and rheumatism [ [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0201.htm#ursu Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of February 1 ] ]

V

*Victor of Marseilles - invoked against lightning [ [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0721.htm Saints of July 21 ] ]
*Vitalis of Assisi - diseases and sicknesses affecting the genitals [ [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/90745 San Vitale di Assisi ] ]
*Vitus - chorea/Saint Vitus' Dance, epilepsy, seizures

W

*Walter of Pontoise -invoked against stress [Annette Sandoval, "The Directory of Saints: A Concise Guide to Patron Saints" (Signet, 1997), 226.]
*Wilgefortis -people seeking relief from tribulations, in particular by women who wished to be liberated from abusive husbands. [Ilse E. Friesen (2001). "The Female Crucifix: Images of St. Wilgefortis Since the Middle Ages", p47-8. ISBN 0-88920-365-2]
*William Firmatus - against headachecite web | last =Rabenstein | first =Katherine | title =William Firmatus, Hermit (AC) | work =Saints O' the Day for April 24 | date =April 1999 | url =http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0424.htm | accessdate =2007-04-24]
*Willibrord - convulsions, epilepsy, epileptics
*Winnoc - fever, whooping cough [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintw20.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Winnoc ] ]
*Wulfram of Sens is called upon for protection against the dangers of the sea.

ee also

*Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary
*Patron saints of occupations and activities
*Patron saints of places

Notes

External links

* [http://www.2heartsnetwork.org/patronsfortheill.htm Patron Saints for Chronic and Incurable Illnesses]


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