Builders / Vincent Ferrer, 1350–1419,  Feast Day: April 5

A Dominican priest from Valencia, Spain, Vincent Ferrer was a healer and a highly charismatic preacher who generated crowds in the tens of thousands. Demoralized by the Great Schism in the Church, he dreamed that Saints Francis and Dominic implored him to go on apostolic missions. He traveled through Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, England, Scotland, and Ireland. He is known as patron of builders for his work in strengthening and building up the Church.

Other patronages: fields, vineyards; innkeepers, lead casters, pavement workers, plumbers, roofers, straw-hat makers, tile makers

Invoked: against epilepsy, headaches, drought, earthquakes, lightning strikes

The above patron saints are excerpted from the book: “Patron Saints:
A Feast of Holy Cards” by Barbara Calamari and Sandra DiPasqua

All images are from the holy card collection of Father Eugene Carrella


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