Catholic Saints

Saint of Illness

  • Who is the Saint of Illness?
  • Why is St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Illness?
  • Fast, concise facts and information about St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Illness
  • How Saint of Illness is represented in Christian Art
  • Saint of Illness

Who is the Saint of Illness?
Who is the Saint of Illness? The name of the Saint of Illness is St. Raphael the Archangel. What is the meaning of a Patron Saint and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries?

The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

Fast facts and information about St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Illness
A patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest.

The following facts provides fast information about St. Raphael the Archangel:

  • St. Raphael the Archangel
  • The Saint of Illness and healing
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: September 29

Prayers to St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Illness
There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron, such as St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Illness for intercession on their behalf.

Why is St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Illness?
Why is St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Illness? Because in Hebrew the name Raphael means "It is God who heals", "God Heals", "God, Please Heal". There are many Patron Saints for specific types of sickness but St. Raphael is considered the patron who intercedes for healing requests.

How Saint of Illness is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Illness in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Illness is represented in Christian Art as an Archangel holding a bottle or flask

Feast Day of Saint of Illness
The Feast Day of St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Illness is September 29. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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