Patron Saints For Healing

Patron Saints for Healing


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:

Abdominal Disease – St. Charles of Mount Argus
Addictions – St. Maximilian Kolbe
Addictions to Opium – St. Mark Ji Tianxiang
Anxiety, Autism, Depression – St. Dymphna
Appendicitis – St. Erasmus
Asthma – St. Bernadette Soubirous, St. Padre Pio
Patron of Recovering Alcoholics – St. Matthias
Arthritis – St. Alphonsus Ligouri
Babies, Infants, Children’s Health – St. Philomena
Back Pain – St. Lawrence
Lower Back Pain – St. Gemma Galgani
Bone Disease – St. Romedio of Nonsberg
Breast Cancer – St. Agatha, St. Galla of Rome, St. Aldegundis
Broken Bones – St. Stanislaus Kostka
Broken Pelvis – Blessed Maria Pilar Izquierdo Albero
Burns – St. John the Apostle
Cancer – St. Peregrine, St. Joseph of Leonessa
Cancer of the Nose – St. Emily de Rodat
Cerebral Palsy – St. Servulus
Childhood Illness – St. Alypius the Stylite
Chronic Illness and Suffering – St. Lidwina of Schiedam
Chronically Ill – St. Juliana Falconieri
Cramps, Abdominal Pain – St. Erasmus of Formiae (St. Elmo)
Cysts – Blessed Maria Pilar Izquierdo Albero
Diabetes – St. Josemaria Escriva
Diseases of the Eyes – St. Adelaide of Villich, St. Reineldis
Depression – St. Catherine of Genoa
During Difficult Labor – St. Margaret of Antioch
Edema or Swelling – St. Leobinus
Epilepsy and Seizures – St. Vitus
Epilepsy – Blessed Amadeus of Savoy
Eye Disorders – St. Lucy, Saint Ulrich of Zell
Eye and Leg Pain – St. Ermelinda of Meldert
Gastritis – St. Padre Pio
Gout – St. Apollinaris of Ravenna
Hansen’s Disease – St. Damien de Veuster
Head Injuries – Blessed John Licci
Headaches – St. Teresa of Avila, St. Ulrich of Zell, St. John Chrysostom
Hearing (loss of) – St. Paccifico of San Severino
Heart Disease, Heart Attack – St. John of God
Hemorrhages – St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception
Impossible Causes – St. Jude Thaddeus
Infections – St. Agrippina of Mineo
Infertility, Miscarriage, Childbirth – St. Gerard
Intestinal Disorders – St. Bonaventure
Intestinal Illness – St. Erasmus
Insomnia – St. John Chrysostom
Job-Related Stress – St. Walter of Pontoise
Joint Pain – St. Werenfrid
Kidney Disease – St. Benedict, St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Kidney Stones – St. Padre Pio
Liver Cancer – Blessed Artemide Zatti
Lung and Respiratory Problems – St. Bernardine of Siena
Advanced Lung Disease – St. Sigfrid
Meniere’s Disease – St. Emily de Rodat
Mental Illness – St. Christina Mirabilis
Obesity, Stomach Ailments – St. Charles Borromeo
Pain, Suffering, Healing – St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Pandemics – St. Edmund the Martyr, St. Corona
Paralysis – St. Benedict Biscop
Patroness of the Sick Poor – St. Maria Soledad Torres-Acosta
Pneumonia – St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception
Poisoning – St. Benedict
Loss of Sight – Blessed Maria Pilar Izquierdo Albero
Skin Disease – St. Anthony of the Desert, St. Marculf
Stomach troubles – St. Juliana Falconieri
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, St. Antipas of Pergamum
Tuberculosis – St. Bernadette Soubirous
Ulcers on Legs – St. Pacifico of San Sevrino
Vertigo – St. Ulrich of Augsburg
Wounds – St. Rita

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