30 Healing Saints for Common Ailments

04-29-2018Weekly ReflectionMary Thierfelder

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:

Ailment Saint
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