"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives, and the one who seeks, finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8
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 Germaine was born in 1579 at Pibrac, France. She came into the world with a deformed hand and the disease of scrofula, and, while yet an infant, lost her mother. Her father remarried but his new wife abused and neglected Germaine. She was often forced to sleep in the stable, was fed on scraps, and was employed almost from infancy as a shepherdess.
While tending the flock, she spent much of her time praying the rosary. Germaine attended daily Mass and left her flocks to the care of her guardian angel. Although poverty stricken, she shared her meager meals with the poor and taught simple catechism to the town children. Upon being accused of stealing bread during the cold winter, she opened her apron, and summer flowers tumbled out. Neighbors and her parents were awed and began to treat her as a holy person. Her parents invited her to rejoin the household, but Germaine chose to live as she had.
She died in 1601 and was canonized in 1867.
Saint Germaine is recognized today as the patroness of the disabled. Her feast day is June 15th.
Saint Germaine, Pray for Us. -- Paper/Oxidized Metal -- Card: (closed) 2 1/2" W x 4" H; (open) 5" W x 4" H; Medal: 1" H