Seven Patron Saints for Healing and Comfort

Whatever your need in life is, there is a patron saint who is standing by to help you. Click through our gallery and discover the stories of the saints.

shyster

03/20/2010 02:28:59 AM

I have alot of FAITH IN GOD!! I was born and raised a Catholic and I have GREAT LOVE and FAITH in GOD!! Everyone I know asks me to pray for them, and i do!! And now I need PRAYER for my FATHER! So can everyone take a little bit of your time and say a PRAYER for my DAD CECILIO? He has been on lifesupport since 3-15-10. I know we are all children of GOD. I as a parent know that we are here only temperally! And i RESPECT the fact that my DAD is a child of GOD and when HE calls my DAD,HE will have to be with HIS FATHER because that would be GODS WILL!! Thank You ALL, and GOD BLESS US ALL!!!

BrokenSp1r17

10/23/2009 11:01:12 PM

Where is St. Lucy?! Sad panda.... (http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=75) On the argument about praying to the saints, I agree with Romi and DKR. It's just asking a buddy pray for you....only this "buddy" lives in Heaven rather than down the street. I know the saints listen to your prayers and they do pray for you. "Hey Luke, thanks. Thanks for coming after me. Now I owe you one." ―Cpt. Han Solo, SW VI: RofJ

tippcityjoe

04/05/2009 12:24:36 AM

we do not pray to the dead for help but I know my mom is right there with god and what mother would not go to god and ask him to help a daughter in time of need. I had cancer and now heart surgery and valve replacemnet and a blood clot was found I was 1 day away from death as the dr told my family. Tell me a mom does not watch over you with god yes with god all things are possible. It might save us all in this world just one prayer a day. to stop killings and all other things going on in this world. Please pray it only takes a few min of time just like brusing your teeth it can save us all thanks rose

dkr4jesusandmary

01/03/2009 02:26:29 PM

We Catholics do not pray to the dead, we ask for prayer from those whom are closest to our Father in heaven. Think about it. The Father is God of the living, not the dead. Please read these passages from the Bible that support this one thought. MT 22:23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24 "Teacher," they said, "Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and have children for him. 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27 Finally, the woman died. 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?" MT 22:29 Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 31 But about the resurrection of the dead--have you not read what God said to you, 32 `I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob' ? He is not the God of the dead but of the living." (St. Luke's Gospel 20:38 adds "for to him all are alive" or "for all live unto him") Additionally, I have always turned to my Mother when asking for something. Especially for a request that was a special need. She in turn would go to my Father and request that my needs be met. Why? Because I was her child. My Mother has prayed for me since I was born. Might I ask what is wrong with my Mother in heaven praying for me? Move beyond what you have been told. Pray for some understanding of the mystery of what is known and unknown about our Divine Father, who in His own image we have been made. Think about it.... God Bless your journey....dkr4JesusandMary

Romi

12/16/2008 10:50:39 AM

Saints as intercessors makes sense to me. After all, many of us ask our friends to pray for us and our families. To me, that is intercessing to God on our behalf.

idi

12/14/2008 06:36:34 PM

I didn't see where it read that the saints are intercessors between God and man. I only know that when one religion decides that another religion is not worshiping God correctly or praying to Jesus Christ in the way that Christ will hear and God will abide, then what's religion got to do with Christianity? Might religion be a man made doctrine that mankind takes comfort in belonging? Christ was born for all mankind, isn't that the most wonderful of it all? Christ wasn't born just for Catholics or just for Methodists or just for Southern Baptists! The Saints, I thought, are recognized for the roles they played in the world during their times; the Virgin Mary, being a chosen young lady to carry Our Creator in the flesh. Wow, what an honor! It doesn't mean I have to ask Mother Mary to let me pray to Jesus though. But wow, what an honor to worthy for this assignment! Praise God on High! we must stop feeding the monster! we must project love and light!

you are not alone

12/08/2008 03:23:06 PM

I came across this prayer while browsing through this site and I honestly don't believe that any of the saints that have passed away have been placed in a position to be interssesors between God and man. I was a devout catholic once and as I came to know the Gospel of Jesus Christ and understanding what the Bible has to say about the subject I found no such Biblical teachings of prayers from those that are dead, nor prayers for the dead. This is a man made doctrine that for so many years the Catholic Church has lead many honest God seeking people to believe in. Our prayers should be to " The Father" in the "Name of Jesus" Thats what the Bible Says. John 16:23. The dead don't have any portion under the sun. Eccle. 9:5,6

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