Saint Valentine 269 a.d.

Feast Day: February 14 Patron of: beekeepers, engaged couples, greeting card manufacturers, happy marriages, love, lovers, young people Invoked against: epilepsy, fainting, plague Symbols: birds, martyr’s palms, rose, sun, sword His feast day is embedded in Western civilization. His name has become synonymous with a certain type of romantic card, yet few realize that Valentine […]

St. Gerard Majella 1726 – 1755

Feast Day: October 16 Keywords: expectant mothers, infertility, lay brothers, mothers, pregnancy Mystic A quiet and humble lay brother in the newly found Redemptorist order, St. Gerard Majella did not display his great mystical gifts until the last three years of his life. Before his early death at the age of twenty-nine, he was known […]

SAINT RAYMOND NONNATUS: PATRON OF NEWBORNS

1204-1240 Feast Day: August 31 Patron of: Newborns Keywords: midwives, obstetricians, expectant mothers, women in labor, falsely accused, secrets, fever Quote: “For many hours you did not die in the womb of your dead mother and you were successfully delivered from her side to be the joy of the world.” Symbols: monstrance, palms with three […]

SAINT MONICA: PATRON OF WAYWARD CHILDREN

331 – 387 Feast Day: August 28 Patron of: Wayward Children Quote: “Nothing is far from God.” Keywords: abuse victims, adultery victims, alcoholics, housewives, married women, mothers, patience, wayward children Symbols: tears, girdle Though she was greatly hurt and disappointed by her firstborn son, St. Monica never gave up the idea that he would change […]

August Novena App: St. Clare of Assisi, Occupations: Patron of Television Workers

1193-1254 Feast Date: August 11 Abbess and Founder of the Poor Clares Patron of: Television Workers Quote: “Totally love Him, Who gave Himself totally for your love.” Keywords: clarity, blindness, embroiderers, eye diseases, gilders, goldsmiths, laundry workers, telephones, telegraphs, television Symbols: monstrance, lamp, lily Together with her mentor and friend, Francis of Assisi, St. Clare […]

SAINTS ANN AND JOACHIM, PATRON SAINTS OF GRANDPARENTS

First Century B.C. Feast Day: July 26 Patron of : Grandparents Keywords: child rearing, childless people, fathers, family crisis, infertility, mothers, pregnancy Quote: “O blessed couple, all the world is indebted to you, for it is by your means that it can offer to its Creator the most excellent gift possible, her who is worthy […]

Novena Saints for May: St. Peregrine, Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers

1265 – 1345 Patron of : Cancer Feast Day: May 1   Quote: “For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and you had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more.” Keywords: cancer, […]

March Novena App Saint of Health: Saint John of God, Patron of heart ailments

Feast Day: March 8 Quote: “I give myself to God. What I have is yours.” Key Words: alcoholism, heart ailments, the dying, the sick, hospitals, booksellers, firefighters, nurses, printers Patron of: heart ailments Symbols: pomegranate, cross, humbly serving A Portuguese mercenary who fought in several wars, sold slaves, and lived hard, John was known to […]

February Novena App, Health: Saint Agatha, Patron of Breast Cancer

D. 251 Feast Day: February 5 Patron of: Breast Cancer Quote: “Do not offend Agatha’s nation, because she will avenge all insults”. – Inscription on the façade of the Cathedral of St. Agatha in Catania, Sicily Keywords; breast cancer, burns, pulmonary diseases, bell ringers, bell makers, brass workers, cloth makers, glass workers, wet nurses, nursing […]

Saint Monica: August Novena App: Situations – Parents of disappointing children

331 – 387 Feast Day: August 28   Patron of: Parents of Wayward Children Quote: “Nothing is far from God.”   Keywords: abuse victims, adultery victims, alcoholics, housewives, married women, mothers, patience, wayward children Symbols: tears, girdle   Though she was greatly hurt and disappointed by her firstborn son, St. Monica never gave up the […]