30 Healing Saints for Common Ailments

08-15-2021Liturgy CornerMary 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:

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