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Saints related to Patron-of-pharmacists

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  • 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.
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  • St. Gemma Galagani
    St. Gemma Galgani was born in 1878 near Lucca, Italy. Prevented from joining a convent because of her poor health, St. Gemma became a third order Passionist instead. At home she lived a highly mystical life, receiving the stigmata and frequently conversing with Our Lord, Our Lady and her guardian angel.
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  • St. James the Greater
    St. James the Greater was one of the original twelve apostles. The son of Zebedee, he is often referred to as “the Greater” as a way of distinguishing him from the apostle James, brother of Jude. St. James the Greater preached in Spain and was later martyred back in Jerusalem in the first official persecution of the Church.
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  • St. Mary Magdalene
    Christ cleansed St. Mary Magdalene of seven evil demons, which began her repentance and love for Christ. She is the woman who washed Jesus's feet with her tears and anointed them with expensive perfume. She is also the woman who went to the tomb and saw Jesus.
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  • St. Nicholas
    St. Nicholas dedicated his life to serving God as a priest, and then as a bishop. One of the best known stories of St. Nicholas is one where he saved three girls from slavery by paying their dowry. His legends led way to his being associated with Santa Claus.
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  • 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.
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