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When it comes to concerns for our health and the health of our loved ones, we should always turn to prayer. We pray for disease prevention, for physical healing, and for peace of soul while enduring physical suffering. Fortunately, there seems to be a special saint for just about every illness and health concern we can think of!

The saints are great aids to us in our time of need and help guide us to greater love for Christ through our crosses and trials, especially when it comes to our health. Here is a list of both popular and not-so-well-known saints to invoke for common ailments:

Addictions – St. Maximilian Kolbe

Arthritis – St. Alphonsus Ligouri

Babies, Infants, Children’s Health – St. Philomena

Back Pain – St. Gemma Galgani

Breast Cancer – St. Agatha

Broken Bones – St. Stanislaus Kostka

Burns – St. John the Apostle

Cancer – St. Peregrine

Chronic Illness and Suffering – St. Lidwina of Schiedam

Cramps, Abdominal Pain – St. Erasmus of Formiae (St. Elmo)

Diabetes – St. Josemaria Escriva

Epilepsy and Seizures – St. Vitus

Eye Disorders – St. Lucy

Head Injuries – Blessed John Licci

Headaches – St. Teresa of Avila

Heart Disease, Heart Attack – St. John of God

Impossible Causes – St. Jude Thaddeus

Infections – St. Agrippina of Mineo

Infertility, Miscarriage, Childbirth – St. Gerard

Kidney Disease – St. Benedict

Lung and Respiratory Problems – St. Bernardine of Siena

Obesity, Stomach Ailments – St. Charles Borromeo

Pain, Suffering, Healing – St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Skin Disease – St. Anthony of the Desert

Stress, Anxiety, Mental Health – St. Dymphna

Strokes, High Blood Pressure – St. Andrew Avellino

Surgery – St. Luke the Evangelist

Throat Ailments – St. Blaise

Toothache, Dental Problems – St. Apollonia

Wounds – St. Rita

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You can find information, medals, prayer cards, and devotional items for many popular saints using our helpful Patron Saint Index here.

All you holy men and women, Pray for us!

 

 

 

 

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  1. Linda Lugo says

    St. BENEDICT please, pray for my son Len who has had no kidney function for 4 years now, he’s on the transplant list. Lenny is 35 yrs old is an intelligent, caring, nice man, currently attending Azusa Pacific University.

  2. says

    St. Peregrine, in our Lord’s name Jesus Christ, I pray for the healing of cancer in my brother Joe, my sister Lourdes and my brother in law Raul.

  3. David says

    St Lucy, intercede for my mother in healing after eye surgery,
    St Jude, pray for us especially my brother. lift the burdens of his declining health, Help him to cope. Through Christ all things are possible.

  4. says

    For those living on the U.S. east coast near Philadelphia Pennsylvania, several of the above saints have worship sites you could visit to pray for intercessions or see on-line.
    They are Rita (wounds), Padre Pio (Pain, suffering, healing), Charles Borromeo (stomach)and Philomena (baby, children’s health).

  5. Chris says

    I ask for intercessory prayer of St Peregrine for my sister in law who will be going in to have a hysterectomy due to uterine cancer. Please pray that the Drs and his team get enough rest and that God guide their hands during the surgery. I pray that she be healed through Christ Our Lord. Amen

  6. says

    St Lidwina of Sheidam please heal me, Charlene, of all the chronic symptoms I have been experiencing caused by the Epstein Barr Virus. I am a Christian, believing in the saving grace and compassion of Jesus Christ. Please, I am so sick. Please praise and give thanks to The Lord for his kindness, love and understanding. God Bless you all abundantly.

  7. pauline says

    The whole family is asking for intercessory prayer of St.
    John of God for healing my dear Daddy Paulino S. Cabanada for his heart disease. Merciful and Gracious God hear our prayers.

  8. says

    Good day all in the name of Christ Jesus, please remember my dear friend Luvern Cupido in prayer, as she was diagnosed with womb cancer, and will be undergoing surgery on the 14/01/2015, Luvern is from South Africa – Eldorado Park, She has lost many members of her family due to cancer. I humbly pray for the intercession of St Peregrine on our behalf to our Lord to bring healing to the family.
    God Bless

  9. Rose Marie says

    Dear St.Peregrine, I am praying for the healing of my
    my daughter, Diane. She was operated on for ovarian cancer and will need chemo to completely get the rest. Please pray that the chemo will get everything and she would be cancer free.Please Lord you said ask
    and you shall receive, seek and you shall find and knock and it shall be open to you. I am asking, seeking, and knocking Lord, please hear my prayers.

  10. No Man says

    This is all nonsense and completely against what the Bible teaches. “A Saint a Day keeps the Doctor Away” stuff.You are being deceived by this junk and heresy.

    There is One GOD, One Savior, and he never said “Pray to Saints”. Jesus is the name given under Heaven for all prayer and worship.

    All this Saint junk is malarkey and foolishness.

  11. says

    Hi “No Man,” one of the most solidly developed doctrines of the Church from its beginning is the communion of saints (the real relationship of those in heaven with those of us still on earth). We are all one Church, the Bride of Christ. After the first martyrs shed their blood for Christ, the faithful on earth asked for their intercession, and were answered by miracles, and these were attested by the Church from the beginning. The miracles occurred through the power of Jesus Christ, but granted through the intercession of his faithful servants (in the same way prayer works here on earth). This is the historical belief of the Church, denial of this is modern and born out of the Protestant Reformation which denied many things that were always believed and taught by Christians from the beginning. 2 Thessalonians 2:15 tells us to hold on to the traditions that have been taught, and asking the saints in heaven for their intercession is one of these traditions. In virtue of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we begin in this life to experience the life we will have in heaven for all eternity with Jesus AND ALL THE SAINTS. We are God’s family united to one another through love. If you have a problem asking the holy men and women who have gone before us for their intercession on our behalf, then you shouldn’t ask anyone here on earth to pray for you either. Same principle. Death does not separate the bonds of love if they are united in Jesus Christ.

  12. Mitch says

    I ask for prayer of St Peregrine for my wife Patricia who is going in for GIST cancer treatment. Please pray that Dr. Robert Maki and his team have God guide them during her treatment. I pray that she be healed and everyone else that is suffering from this terrible disease, through Christ Our Lord. Amen
    I Love You Sweetheart

  13. A believer in saints says

    Well said Gretchen. I went through breast cancer and back surgery last year. Four surgeries in 8 months. Thru the intercession of St Pio I have had great relief as well as the intercession of our blessed mother and the Lord

  14. annette says

    I would like to ask the Lord and the Virgin MOther to heal the tinnitus, because it has caused me much distress and anxiety and depression. No one knows how I have suffered but the Lord. Please , I know you are a merciful Lord and You love me, please give me back my life Lord Please. With love and thanks and praise, I will serve you the rest of my life if cured. Annette

  15. Sanjeev says

    I have injury in my both knees while running from last one year. I want to heal by GOD’s healing power so plz help me(whome should I meet) or what should I do for healing

  16. mary says

    Dear Annette (May 4, 2015)
    My tinnitus is much relieved from getting a hearing aid. The audiologists tune it to stop the tinnitus that is caused by a loss of hearing. It’s expensive, but worth it. God bless you, dear.

  17. Maria V. says

    St.Alphonsa of The Immaculate Conception – first woman canonized saint from India ;
    http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=6993 ; patroness of healing of various ailments –
    My own dad attributed the grace to stop smoking without any withdrawal symptoms , through intercession of this saint ;
    one miraculous cure of club feed was for a Muslim boy ;
    she was a teacher and students often blessed in studies through her help ;
    cure of a homeless mentally ill woman was also an early miracle of her care for the suffering .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JkSe1RExTk clip from the movie based on her life history – depicting the scene of her miraculous recovery from the shock of a thief breaking in .
    St.Alphonsa pray for us , teach us to remain in paths of holiness !

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