Prayer to St . John the Baptist. I . O God, who hast made this day to be honorable in our eyes by the commemoration of blessed John the Baptist, grant unto Thy people the grace of spiritual joy, and direct the minds of all Thy faithful into the way of everlasting salvation.
” Saint Joseph, Patron of departed souls – pray for me. (Mention your intention) Amen.”
John was canonized by Pope Alexander VIII on October 16, 1690, and later named the patron saint of hospitals and the sick. His feast day is celebrated on March 8.
Saint John of God is the Patron Saint of Heart Disease .
Words of the prayer I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life. I love You, O my infinitely lovable God, My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath.
When he finished, one of his disciples said, “ Lord , teach us to pray…” It is amazing that the disciples did not ask Jesus to teach them how to tell a parable, multiply the loaves, or heal the sick; but they asked him to teach them to pray.
Saint Raphael the Archangel serves as the patron saint of healing . Unlike most saints , Raphael was never a human being who lived on Earth. Instead, he has always been a heavenly angel.
In addition to being the patron saint of travelers, Saint Christopher is believed to protect people from epilepsy, lightning, storms, pestilence, and floods.
” Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.”
Saint John of God devoted his life to alleviating human suffering, and comforted the afflicted, sick and dying in Spain in the 1500s. He was particularly passionate about combating the injustices experienced by people disadvantaged through illness or destitution.
—died March 8, 1550, Granada, Spain; canonized 1690; feast day March 8), founder of the Hospitaller Order of St . John of God (Brothers Hospitallers), a Roman Catholic religious order of nursing brothers. In 1886 Pope Leo XIII declared him patron of hospitals and the sick.
His symbol as an evangelist is an eagle. Because of the inspired visions of the book of Revelation, the Byzantine churches entitled him “the Theologian”; the title appears in Byzantine manuscripts of Revelation but not in manuscripts of the Gospel.
Patronage. Among some Roman Catholics, Saint Jude is venerated as the “patron saint of lost causes”.