Lung Diseases / Bernadine of Siena, 1380–1444, Feast Day: May 20
An immensely popular Franciscan preacher, Bernadine vowed to preach in every part of Italy.
Thoroughly entertaining to common people, he would speak in the open air for four hours at a time. Because he often strained his voice, he suffered from hoarseness, like patients with
pulmonary problems. A master communicator, he designed the IHS visual emblem of Christ.
Other patronages: advertisers, pugilists, weavers, wool merchants
Invoked: against hemorrhages, hoarseness, tuberculosis