Saints related to Patron-against-eye-disease

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  • St. Clare
    Born to a wealthy family in Montefalco, Italy in 1194, St. Clare left everything to live a life of poverty. She became a disciple of St. Francis of Assisi and together they founded the Poor Clares, an order of contemplative nuns.
  • St. Lucy
    St. Lucy lived in Syracuse in the early fourth century and was a virgin martyr of the Diocletian persecution. Refusing to marry a pagan, St. Lucy was turned over to the governor and she was tortured and killed. According to legend, as part of her tortures, her eyes were put out.
  • 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.