Saints in Healthcare


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Saints in Healthcare

In the build up to our 2017 annual CMA youth conference entitled 'Catholics in Healthcare: Extraordinary Lives, Extraordinary Saints' we asked young Catholics to write short posts for the CMA's Facebook page about their favourite saints in healthcare. The first post went up on 18th September 2016, but the lives of the saints remain a timeless example to us. 


(Please note, we have included saints who are inspirational to us as young Catholics in healthcare and relevant to healthcare but were not primarily 'in' healthcare as such, eg St Joseph.)

2 Jan


St Basil the Great

Patron Saint of Hospital Administrators



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4 Jan


St Elizabeth Ann Seton

Patron Saint of Widows



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3 Feb


St Blaise

Patron Saint of Those With Illness of the Throat



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10 Feb


St Scholastica

Patron Saint of Those Who Experience Convulsions



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8 March


St John of God

Patron Saint of Hospitals, Nurses, the Dying and the Mentally Ill



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15 March


St Louise de Marillac

Patron Saint Social Workers and the Sick



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20 March


St Joseph

Patron Saint of a 'Happy' Death



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11 April


St Gemma Galgani

Patron Saint of Pharmacists



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28 April


St Gianna Beretta Molla

Patron Saint of Mothers,Physicians and Unborn Children



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1 May


St Peregrine

Patron Saint of Cancer Patients



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10 May


St Damien of Molokai

Patron Saint of Leprosy Sufferers



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30 Aug


St Jeanne Jugan

Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor



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18 Sept


St Joseph of Cupertino

Patron Saint of those with Learning Disabilities 



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27 Sept


St Vincent de Paul

Patron Saint of Hospitals and Charities



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11 Oct


St Maria Soledad

Foundress of the Handmaids of Mary



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16 Oct


St Gerard Majella

Patron Saint of Childbirth, Expectant Mothers and Unborn Children



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18 Oct


St Luke

Patron Saint of Doctors



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16 Nov


St Giuseppe Moscati

Doctor, Scientist, Professor



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28 Nov


St Catherine Laboure

Patron Saint of the Elderly



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13 Dec


St Lucy

Patron Saint of the Blind



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26 Dec


St Stephen

Patron Saint of Those Who Experience Headaches



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