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Saints related to Patron-of-midwives

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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. Dorothy
    One of the many Martyrs of the Diocletian Persecution, St. Dorothy went to her heavenly Spouse on February 6, 311 A.D. after many torturers and sufferings.
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  • St. Drogo
    St. Drogo was born in 1105 to Flemish nobility and lived primarily in France. He worked as a shepherd for several years before an extreme physical affliction drove him to live as a hermit. He spent the remaining 40 years of his life doing penance.
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  • 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.
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  • St. Raymond
    St. Raymond was delivered by Caesarian in 1204. His mother died during the birth. St. Raymond joined the Order of Mercy and, following St. Peter Nolasco in Barcelona, was their chief ransomer for Christian hostages. After his money ran out, he gave himself in exchange for the prisoners, and endured many tortures. St. Peter Nolasco gave his ransom and upon his release, St. Raymond was made a Cardinal. He died the next year in 1240.
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