Saints related to Patron-of-the-mentally-ill

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  • St. Christina the Astonishing
    St. Christina was born in Belgium in 1150. Her life was richly filled with mystical and supernatural phenomena, winning her the nickname "the Astonishing".
  • 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. Margaret of Cortona
    St. Margaret of Cortona was born in 1247. She eloped with a nobleman after her father remarried. Her lover died nine years later, and she and her son took refuge with the Franciscan Friars in Cortona. She became a Franciscan tertiary and cared for the sick poor, later forming a congregation of Tertiary Sisters known as le Poverelle and founding a hospital. She died in 1297.
  • St. Raphael the Archangel
    St Raphael is one of the three Archangels mentioned in Sacred Scripture, along with Gabriel and Michael. His best known appearance is in the Old Testament book of Tobit. During this book, he does several works of healing. He is traditionally attributed as the Angel in John who stirred the waters of Bethsaida.