Saints related to Patron-of-the-blind

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  • St. Alice
    Born in the late middle ages, St. Alice spent most of her life in a Cistercian convent in Brussels. She unfortunately contracted leprosy, which caused her great suffering. She died in 1250 and many miracles have been attributed to her intercession.
  • 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. Dunstan
    St. Dunstan was born near Glastonbury, England in the year 909. He became abbot of Glastonbury and restored several monasteries that had been demolished by the Danes during their incursions.
  • 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. Odilia
    Saint Odilia of Alsace was born blind to a noble family at Oberheim in the Vosges Mountains around the year 660. She was given to a peasant family to be raised, and gained sight at her baptism. Her brother was killed by her father for trying to bring her home, and Odilia fled to a convent. She founded Hohenburg Abbey, and died on December 13, 720.
  • 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.