"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 Stanislaus Kostka was born in Poland in 1550 to a noble Polish family. He was a devout child and at the age of 14, he was sent with his older brother, Paul, to study at the Jesuit College in Vienna.
Stanislaus was treated very badly by his jealous brother. He fell ill from a beating and bone breaking at the hands of Paul. The Lutheran family Stanislaus lived with in Vienna would not allow a priest to visit him. So he prayed to Saint Barbara, who appeared to him with two angels to administer Communion.
Stanislaus was then cured by the Blessed Mother who told him to become a Jesuit.
He was clothed in the Jesuit habit in 1567 against his family's wishes. Stanislaus was a Jesuit for only 10 months, but by following his resolution to make each day perfect, he reached in that short time the heights of holiness.
He died in 1568 at the age of 18. Many illnesses were cured at his tomb, and his body was found incorrupt years after his death. He was canonized in 1726.
Saint Stanislaus Kostka is recognized today as the patron of those suffering from broken bones. His feast day is November 13th.
Saint Stanislaus Kostka, Pray for Us. -- Paper/Oxidized Metal -- Card: (closed) 2 1/2" W x 4" H; (open) 5" W x 4" H; Medal: 1" H