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Saint John of God, Patron Saint of Heart Patients, the Sick and Dying and Hospital Workers

St. John of God followed every impulse of his heart all his life. His obvious challenge was to discern what was from the Holy Spirit and what was from his own human temptations. He ran away from home in Spain at age eight, never to see his parents again, after […] Read more »

Prayer of Healing for Heart Patients, the Sick and Dying and Hospital Workers

Dear Saint John of God, after a sinful life, through the power of God’s Word you learned to love your fellow human beings. Self-sacrificing, you founded the Society of Hospital Brothers. We ask you to please intercede for all that suffer weakness and diseases of the heart, as well as […] Read more »

Saint James, Patron Saint of Arthritis and Rheumatism Sufferers

The brothers James and John were among the very first disciples to whom Jesus said, “Follow me.” When Jesus raised Jairu’s daughter from the dead, He only allowed Peter, James, and John to come with him. When He went up to the mountain to pray and be transfigured, they were […] Read more »

Prayer of Healing for Arthritis and Rheumatism Sufferers

Dear Saint James, specially chosen to witness Jesus’ glory on Mount Tabor and His agony at Gethsemane, you are the patron of all who suffer with arthritis and rheumatism. I ask you now to intercede for me before Our Lord, that in His mercy God might heal me of the […] Read more »

Saint Giles, Patron Saint of the Disabled

St. Giles was a seventh century Athenian of noble birth, whose spirituality and learning made him so popular that he left his home and sailed for France, longing for a life of prayer and solitude. Giles spent many years as a hermit alone with God. One day the King’s hunters […] Read more »

Prayer of Healing for the Disabled

Grant, we beseech You, O Lord, that the prayers of Your holy Abbot, blessed Giles, may commend us unto You. May we, who have no power of ourselves to help ourselves, by his advocacy find favor in Your sight. We pray for healing for all those who struggle with disability […] Read more »

Saint Gerard, Patron Saint of Expectant Mothers

St. Gerard Majella enjoyed many mystical experiences and worked many miracles. It is claimed that when Gerard was only 4 years old, a statue of Our Lady and the Infant Jesus came to life and Jesus played with him. From this miraculous encounter, Gerard developed a love for all mothers […] Read more »

Prayer for Expectant Mothers

O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ and devoted child of Mother of God, enkindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart. God has raised you up as the patron and protector of expectant mothers. Help me be grateful […] Read more »