Patron Saints for Chronic and Incurable Illnesses

Some of the illnesses and conditions listed on the left may actually be curable, and a person could recover from them. However, I wanted to include all the saints who have anything to do with our mental and physical health, so they are also listed. Column 1 lists the malady, and column 2 the corresponding saints.

Abdominal pains Erasmus (Elmo), Agapitus, Charles Borromeo, Emerentiana, Liborius
Against chest problems; lungs; respiratory ailments Bernadine of Siena
Against earaches Cornelius, Polycarp of Smyrna
Against gout; gout sufferers Andrew, Apostle, Coloman, Maurus, Gregory the Great, Killian, Maurice, Gerebernus, Totnan, Apollinaris, Erconwald of London
Against hoarseness Bernardine of Siena, Maurus
Against inflammatory diseases Benedict
Against kidney disease Benedict, Drogo, Valentine, Margaret of Antioch, Ursus of Ravenna
Against pain; cures from pain; pain relief Madron
Against ruptures Drogo, Florentius of Strasburg, Osmund
Against stiff neck Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne
Against twitching Bartholomew the Apostle, Cornelius
Against typhus, against typhoid Adelard
Against ulcers; ulcer sufferers Charles Borromeo, Job
Against whooping cough Blaise, Winoc
AIDS patients Aloysius Gonzaga, Peregrine Laziosi, Therese of Lisieux
Alcoholism John of God, Martin of Tours, Monica, Urban of Langres, Matthias
Amputees Anthony of Padua, Antony the Abbot
Angina sufferers Swithbert
Apoplexy (Strokes) Andrew Avellino, Wolfgang
Appendicitis Erasmus (Elmo)
Arm pain; pain in the arms Amalburga
Arthritis; rheumatism Alphonsus de Liguori, Colman, James the Greater, Killian, Servatus, Totnan
Bacterial disease and infection Agrippina
Blind people Raphael the Archangel, Lucy, Catald, Dunstan, Lawrence the Illuminator, Leodegarius, Lutgardis, Odilia, Parasceva, Thomas (Apostle), Cosmas and Damian
Bodily ills Our Lady of Lourdes, John Bosco, John the Apostle
Breast cancer Agatha, Aldegundis, Giles, Peregrine Laziosi
Breast disease, invoked against Agatha
Broken bones Drogo, Stanislaus Kostka
Burns John the Apostle
Cancer victims/patients Peregrine Laziosi
Childhood diseases Aldegundis, Pharaildis
Childhood intestinal diseases Erasmus (Elmo)
Children, sick Beuno, Clement I, Hugh of Lincoln, Ubald Baldassini
Cholera Roch
Colic Erasmus (Elmo)
Contagious diseases Robert Bellarmine, Sebastian
Convulsions John the Baptist, Willibrord
Convulsive children Guy of Anderlecht, John the Baptist, Scholastica
Coughs; against Blaise, Quentin, Walburga
Deafness; Deaf people Cadoc of Llancarvan, Drogo, Francis de Sales, Meriadoc, Ouen
Depression; Insanity; Madness Benedict Joseph Labre, Bibiana, Christina the Astonishing, Drogo, Dymphna, Eustochium of Padua, Fillan, Giles, Job, Margaret of Cortona, Maria Fortunata Viti, Medard, Michelina, Osmund, Raphaela, Romanus of Condat, Veran
Desperate situations Jude, Gregory the Wonderworker, Rita of Cascia, Eustace
Desperate, forgotten,
impossible/lost causes or situations
Jude Thaddeus, Rita of Cascia, Philomena, Gregory Thaumaturgus
Disabled; handicapped; physically challenged people Giles, Alphais, Angela Merici, Gerard of Aurillac, Germaine Cousin, Henry II, Lutgardis, Margaret of Castello, Seraphina, Servatus, Servulus
Diseases of the eye Raphael the Archangel, Lucy
Diseases, contagious Roch, Sebastian
Diseases, nervous Dymphna
Dizziness; vertigo Ulric
Drug addiction Maximillian Kolbe
Dying people, invoked by Abel, John of God, Joseph, Catherine of Alexandria, James the Lesser the Apostle, Margaret (or Marina) of Antioch, Michael the Archangel, Benedict, Nicholas of Tolentino, Barbara
Dysentery Lucy of Syracuse, Polycarp
Eczema; skin rashes; skin diseases Antony the Abbot, George, Marculf, Peregrine Laziosi, Roch
Epilepsy Dymphna, Vitus, Willibrord, Alban of Mainz, Antony the Abbot, Apollinaris, Balthasar, Bibiana, Catald, Christopher, Cornelius, Genesius, Gerard of Lunel, Giles, Guy of Anderlecht, John Chrysostom, John the Baptist, Valentine
Eye disorders; eye diseases; eye problems; sore eyes Herve, Clare, Lucy, Raphael the Archangel, Aloysius Gonzaga, Augustine of Hippo, Cyriacus, Erhard of Regensburg, Leodegarius, Odilia, Symphorian of Autun
Fainting; faintness Urban of Langres, Ursus of Ravenna, Valentine
Fever Genevieve, Adalard, Amalberga, Andrew Abellon, Antoninus of Florence, Benedict, Castorus, Cornelius, Dominic of sora, Domitian of Huy, Gerebernus, Gertrude of Nivelles, Hugh of Cluny, Jodocus, Liborius, Mary of Oignies, Nicostratus, Peterthe Apostle, Petronilla, Raymond Nonnatus, Severus of Avranches, Sigismund, Simpronian, Theobald Roggeri, Ulric, Winnoc
Fistula Fiacre
Foot problems Peter the Apostle, Servatus
Gall stones Benedict, Drogo, Liborius, Florentius of Strasburg
Glandular disorders Cadoc of Llancarvan
Goitres Blaise
Haemorrhoid sufferers Fiacre
Head injuries John Licci
Headaches Teresa of Avila, Acacius, Anastasius the Persian, Bibiana, Dionysius the Aeropagite, Gerard of Lunel, Gereon, Pancras, Stephen the Martyr, William Firmatus, Denis the Bishop of Paris
Health Infant Jesus of Prague
Heart patients John of God
Hemorrhage Lucy
Hernia Alban of Mainz, Drogo, Catald, Conrad of Piacenza, Cosmas and Damian, Gummarus
Hernia sufferers Cathal
Herpes George
Hopeless (or desperate) cases Jude, Rita of Cascia, Gregory the Wonderworker
Hydrophobia, or rabies Hubert, Ubald, Dominic de Silos, Guy of Anderlecht, Otto of Bamberg, Sithney, Walburga
Insanity Dymphna
Intestinal/Stomach Disease Brice, Charles Borromeo, Emerentiana, Erasmus (Elmo), Timothy, Wolfgang
Invalids Roch
Jaundice Odilo
Kidney stones; gravel Alban of Mainz, Liborius
Knee diseases or trouble Roch
Lame, the Giles
Leg disease or trouble Servatus
Lepers; leprosy George, Giles, Lazarus, Vincent de Paul
Lumbago Lawrence
Lungs; chest; respiratory problems Bernardine of Siena
Mentally ill Dymphna
Migraine; migraine sufferers Gereon, Severus of Avranches, Ubald Baldassini
Mute people, muteness, dumbness Drogo
Nervous diseases Vitus, Dymphna, Bartholomew the Apostle
Neuralgia Ubald Baldassini
Neurological disorders Dymphna, Bartholomew the Apostle
Open sores Peregrine Laziosi
Paralysis, paralysed people Osmund, Catald, Wolfgang
Physically Disabled Giles
Plague Gregory the Great, Roch, Adrian of Micomedia, Catald, Colman of Stockerau, Cuthbert, Edmund of East Anglia, Erhard of Regensburg, Francis of Paola, Francis Xavier, George, Genevieve, Macarius of Antioch, Valentine, Walburga, Sebastian
Polio Margaret Mary Alacoque
Prolonged Suffering Lydwina of Schiedam
Rabies Hubert, Ubald
Rabies, hydrophobia, mad dogs Dominic of Silos, Guy of Anderlecht, Hubert of Liege
Reformed alcoholics Martin of Tours, Matthias
Rheumatoid sufferers; rheumatism, arthritis Coloman, James the Greater, Killian, Servatus, Totnan
Saint Vitus's dance;
rheumatic chorea
Vitus
Sickness; sick people John of God, Camillus de Lellis, Alphais, Alphonsa of India, Angela Merici, Angela Truszkowska, Arthelais, Bathild, Bernadetteof Lourdes, Catherine del Ricci, Catherine of Siena, Drogo, Edel Quinn, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Gerard of Villamagna, Germaine Cousin, Gorgonia, Hugh of Lincoln, Isabella of France, Jacinta Marto, Julia Billiart, Julia Falconieri, Juliana of Nicomedia, Louis IX, Louise de Marillac, Lydwina of Schiedam, Maria Bagnesi, Maria Gabriella, Maria Mazzarello, Marie Rose Durocher, Mary Ann de Paredes, Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, Our Lady of Lourdes, Michael the Archangel, Paula Frassinetti, Peregrine Laziosi, Philomena, Raphael, Romula, Syncletica, Teresa of Avila, Rafka Al-Rayes, Teresa Valse Pantellini, Terese of the Andes, Therese of Lisieux
Skin diseases Antony the Abbot, George, Marculf, Peregrine Laziosi, Roch
Smallpox Matthias
Spasms John the Baptist
Stammering children Notkar Balbulus
Stomach disorders Timothy, Erasmus (Elmo)
Strokes Andrew Avellino
Syphilis Fiacre, George, Symphorian of Autun
Throat ailments Blaise, Ludmila, Andrew the Apostle, Etheldreda, Godelieve, Ignatius of Antioch, Lucy, Swithbert
Toothache Apollonia
Tuberculosis, consumption Pantaleon, Therese of Lisieux
Venereal disease Fiacre
wounds Aldegundis, Rita of Cascia

For Patron Saints for other situations, please check our Patron Saint Index.

For more information about any of the saints listed above, you might try a source like the Catholic Online Saints Index.

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02/16/2011

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