Arthritis / Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, 1696–1787,
Feast Day: August 1
Turning his back on an extremely successful law career, Alphonsus de Liguori entered religious life and founded the Order of Redemptorists. Dedicated to ministering to the poor and downtrodden, he was the author of over seventy books. He suffered from crippling arthritis throughout his life and achieved much despite his illness.
Other patronages: confessors, moral theologians
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 collection of Father Eugene Carrella.