Saints related to Patron-of-hospitals

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  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary was born in 1207, daughter of the King. She was happily married and was known for her generous acts of charity towards the poor and sick. At the death of her husband, she devoted her life fully to prayer and works of charity.
  • St. John of God
    For many years before his conversion, St. John of God was a soldier by profession and led a dissolute life. After hearing St. John of Avila preached, he decided to devote his life to helping the the sick and the poor. He established the Order of Hospitallers of Saint John of God and Order of Charity.
  • St. Jude
    Saint Jude Thaddeus is the Patron Saint of desperate situations and lost causes. He has been known to come through at the last possible moment when all hope seemed lost. St. Jude was one of the original twelve apostles. According to tradition, he carried an image of the Holy Face of Jesus during his missionary work, to avoid being confused with the similarly named Judas, who betrayed Jesus.
  • St. Vincent de Paul
    St. Vincent De Paul was born poor in Pouy, Gascony, France on April 24, 1580. He was ordained a priest in 1601. He founded what became the Lazarists or Congregation of the Priests of the Mission, and many other groups to help the poor, sick, and unemployed. He died on Sept. 27, 1660.