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Patron Saints of Persons with Disabilities

January

Genoveva Torres Morales  

Feast day: January 5

Her leg was amputated when she was a child

http://saintsresource.com/genoveva-torres-morale

Saint André Bessette

Feast day: January 6

Patron of the sick, the afflicted, the poor of all kinds, those who are handicapped, and those who are wounded by life.

http://saintsresource.com/andre-bessette

Saint Francis de Sales

Feast day: January 24

(Patron of Persons who are Deaf and Persons who are Hard of Hearing)

https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=51

Saint Timothy

Feast day: January 26

(Patron of Intestinal Conditions and Stomach Diseases) 

https://www.catholicherald.com/Faith/Your_Faith/The_Saints/A_patron_saint_for_stomach_ailments/

February

Saint Blaise

Feast Day: February 3

Patron Saint of Throat Ailments

https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-blaise/

Our Lady of Lourdes

Feast Day: February 11

(Patroness of Healing)

https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/mental-illness-patron-saints-6296

St. Julianna of Nicomedia

Feast Day: February 16

Sickness and Bodily Illness

http://cusa.azurewebsites.net/Inspiration/Saints-to-Accompany-Us-in-Illness-and-Disability

March

Saint Longinus

Feast day: March 15

Patron of: the blind and people with poor eyesight

https://daiysaints.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/st-longinus-patron-saint-of-the-blind-or-people-with-poor-eyesight/

Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer

Feast day: March 19

Solace of the Afflicted, Hope of the Sick

http://www.catholictradition.org/Joseph/litany9a.htm

April

Blessed Margaret of Castello
Feast day: April 13

Patroness of Persons with Developmental Disabilities, of the Unwanted, of the Disfigured

http://saintsresource.com/margaret-of-castello

Saint Lidwina Van Schiedam

Feast day: April 14

Patroness of Those with Prolonged Suffering

https://bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/st-lidwina-a-lesson-in-overcoming-suffering

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre

Feast day: April 16

Patron of those suffering from mental illness. 

https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/mental-illness-patron-saints-6296

May

Saint Dymphna

Feast day: May 15

Patroness of those with mental illnesses, mental health professionals 

https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/mental-illness-patron-saints-6296

June

Saint Anthony of Padua
Feast day: June 13

Consoler of the afflicted; Patron of amputees

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-anthony-of-padua/

Saint Germaine Cousin

Feast day: June 15

Patroness of persons who have lifelong struggles, physically challenged people, disabled people, the sick

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-germaine-cousin-497

St. Vitus
Feast day: June 15th

Patron of epileptics, those afflicted with St. Vitus’ Dance (named after him}, dancers, and actors

https://forums.catholic.com/t/patron-saint-of-epilepsy/119813

Saint Hervé (Harvey) of Brittany
Feast day: June 17

Patron of blind musicians and singers, of blind people, is invoked about eye conditions and mental anxiety

https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=284

July

St. Camillus de Lellis
Feast Day: July 14

Patron of Open Sores, Chronic Renal and Stomach Illnesses

http://cusa.azurewebsites.net/Inspiration/Saints-to-Accompany-Us-in-Illness-and-Disability

Saint Christina the Astonishing

Feast day: July 24

Patroness of the mentally ill.

https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/mental-illness-patron-saints-6296

Saint Christopher
Feast day: July 25

Patron of epileptics 

https://aleteia.org/2018/07/25/what-we-know-about-st-christopher-is-everything-we-need-to-know-heres-his-story/

August

St. Alphonsus Ligouri
Feast Day: August 1

Patron of Rheumatoid Arthritis

http://cusa.azurewebsites.net/Inspiration/Saints-to-Accompany-Us-in-Illness-and-Disability

Saint Roch (Roche, Rock, Rogue, Rocco) of Montpellier
Feast day: August 16

Patron Saint of the Sick and Service Dogs

https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/st-roch-patron-of-dogs-6114

September

Saint Giles
Feast day: September 1

Patron of Persons with Physical Disabilities

https://catholicsaintmedals.com/patronage/patron-of-epilepsy/

Saint Joseph of Cupertino
Feast day: September 18

Patron of Persons with Severe Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=72

Blessed Herman the Cripple
Feast day: September 25

Persons with multiple disabilities

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/astagnaro/god-lifted-up-bl.-herman-the-cripple-to-scatter-the-proud-in-their-conceit

The Archangel, Saint Raphael
Feast day: September 29

Patron of Persons who are Blind and Persons with Emotional Difficulties

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12640b.htm

October

Saint René Goupil
Feast day: October 19

Deaf Patron of Persons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

http://renegoupil.tripod.com/id9.html

November

Blessed John Licci (Giovanni Liccio)
Feast day: November 14

Patron of Head Injuries

https://catholicsaints.info/blessed-john-licci/

St. Albert the Great 
Feast Day: November 15

Patron of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

http://cusa.azurewebsites.net/Inspiration/Saints-to-Accompany-Us-in-Illness-and-Disability

December

Saint Lucy of Syracuse
Feast day: December 13

Patroness of Vision and Blindness

https://www.st-josephstatue.com/patron-saints-blind-raphael-lucy-odilia-alsace/

Saint Servulus of Rome
Feast day: December 23

Patron of the Disabled, especially Cerebral Palsy

http://cusa.azurewebsites.net/Inspiration/Saints-to-Accompany-Us-in-Illness-and-Disability


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