Saints related to Patron-against-the-plague

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  • St. Casimir
    Patron saint of Poland and Lithuania, Prince Casimir was born in Krakow in 1461. Though raised in the royal palace, he led a life of great penance and prayer. He assisted his father in the governance of Poland and died at the the young age of 23.
  • St. Christopher
    St. Christopher, patron saint of travelers, is one of the most popular saints. Besides the fact that he was a martyr of the early Church, little is known for sure of him. According to his legend, St. Christopher carried the Christ child on his shoulder across a river.
  • St. Cosmas and Damian
    Arabian twin brothers, Sts. Cosmas and Damian are the patron saints of pharmacists, physicians, and surgeons. They were celebrated for their medical science skills and for their great charity, which caused them refuse payment for their services. During the Diocletian persecution, they were publicly beaten and tortured before being beheaded, c. 283.
  • St. Frances of Rome
    St. Frances was born in Rome in 1384 to a wealthy family. Although she wanted to become a nun, her father had her marry a nobleman. She was the mother of three children and spent her time serving the sick and the poor. She also founded the Oblates of Mary, a lay order of women.
  • St. Genevieve
    St. Genevieve was born in Nanterre, near Paris, in 422. When she was a child, she met St. Germain of Auxerrem who prophesied that she would be a saint. She is known as the patroness of Paris, because of her efforts to protect the city from Atilla the Hun.
  • St. George
    While St. George generally is depicted slaying a dragon, little is actually known for sure about the events of his life, except that he was martyred during the Diocletian persecution around the year 304.
  • St. Gregory
    St. Gregory was born in 540, in Rome, Italy. He became a Benedictine monk and was unanimously elected pope in 590. His was zealous and composed a significant amount of works. He is known for contributions of liturgy of mass and is one of the four doctors of the Latin Church.
  • St. Regis
    St. John Francis Regis was born at Languedoc, France on Jan. 31, 1597. He joined the Society of Jesus at age 18 and was ordained at age 33. St. Regis traveled throughout France educating and converting the poor, hearing confessions, and collecting food and money for the unfortunate. He died of pneumonia in 1640.
  • St. Remigius of Reims
    St. Remigius, born in 437 A.D., was ordained as the Bishop of Reims, France at age 22. He earned the title of Apostle of the Franks for his zeal for the conversion the Frankish people. St. Remigius died in Reims in 533.
  • St. Sebastian
    St. Sebastian was a captain of the Praetorian Guard during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. He secretly brought supplies to persecuted Christians. Emperor Diocletian had Sebastian tied to a tree and shot with arrows. The arrows failed to kill him. He later died as a result of blunt trauma.
  • St. Valentine
    St. Valentine was a priest who worked diligently to protect Roman Christians under the persecution of Claudius II. He was martyred in 269 A.D..
  • St. Walburga
    Born around 710 at Devonshire, England, St. Walburga entered Dorset's Wimborne Monastery as student at age 11. She became abbess of a dual monastery at Heidenheim founded by her brother Willibald. She was superior for both male and female monasteries until death in February 779.