Prayer is an essential tool for healing and is an excellent source of comfort, courage and strength for those who are suffering. During times of illness, disease or a life challenge, nothing is more important than to offer prayer and to join with others in assurance of these prayers.
In addition to prayer, the Saints protect us against harm, help strengthen our faith and offer spiritual guidance and healing. They are our models of prayer and their intercession helps present powerful prayers of healing to God on our behalf.
Our Patron Saints of Healing line offers hope and comfort to those who seek healing through the intercession of the Saints. Each holy card and medal set includes a high-quality prayer card that contains novena prayers specific to the affliction, a short biography of the patron saint and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Holy Card: Full-Color Cardstock 2 1⁄2" W x 4" H (closed)
Saint Medal: Oxidized Silver 1" H
Includes a full-color holy card with two healing prayers, a saint biography and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Saint Bernardine was born at Massa Marttima, in the territory of Siena Italy, in 1380 to a noble family. At age 6, he was orphaned and left to be raised by his aunt. In 1397 he completed a course in civil and canon law, whereupon he joined the Confraternity of Our Lady, connected with the hospital of Santa Maria della Scala, to help serve the sick and begin a secluded religious life.
Bernardine joined the Franciscan Order in 1402, was ordained in 1404 and began his missionary career in 1417. Unfortunately, his lungs had a natural defect that prevented his voice from being heard by large groups. Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, he was delivered from his respiratory defect and his voice grew stronger with every sermon. His career is a record of tireless preaching journeys, usually afoot, all over Italy.
He died in 1444 and was canonized in 1450.
Saint Bernardine of Siena is recognized today as the patron of those who suffer from respiratory ailments. His feast day is May 20th.
Saint Bernardine of Siena, Pray for Us. -- Paper/Oxidized Metal -- Card: (closed) 2 1/2" W x 4" H; (open) 5" W x 4" H; Medal: 1" H