Catholic Saints

Saint of Sickness

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

Who is the Saint of Sickness?
Who is the Saint of Sickness? The name of the Saint of Sickness 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 Sickness
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 Sickness and healing
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: September 29

Prayers to St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Sickness
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 Sickness for intercession on their behalf.

Why is St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Sickness?
Why is St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Sickness? 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 Sickness is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Sickness 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 Sickness is represented in Christian Art as an Archangel holding a bottle or flask

Feast Day of Saint of Sickness
The Feast Day of St. Raphael the Archangel the Saint of Sickness 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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