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Saints related to Patron-against-skin-diseases

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  • St. Anthony of Egypt
    Giving away all of his worldly possessions at age 20, St. Anthony retreated into the desert to live a life of penance and prayer. Inspired by his holy life, disciples gradually drew to St. Anthony, adopting his asceticism and living in monastic communities. He considered the father of monasticism.
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  • St. George
    While St. George generally is depicted slaying a dragon, little is actually known for sure about the events of his life, except that he was martyred during the Diocletian persecution around the year 304.
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  • St. Peregrine
    St. Peregrine Laziosi was born into wealth and privilege in Forli, Italy. He was vehemently opposed to the Catholic Church in his youth. St. Peregrine converted to Christianity after experiencing St. Philip's humility and forgiveness. St. Peregrine joined the Servite Order in Siena and eventually founded a monastery in his hometown. He died in 1345.
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  • St. Roch
    St. Roch was born in 1295 with a red cross birthmark on his chest. After being orphaned at age 20, he made a pilgrimage to Rome where he cared for plague victims. He fell to the plague himself, but recovered with the aid of a dog. Upon his return to Montpellier, Roch was accused of being a spy and imprisoned. He never revealed that he was the son of the former governor. Whether his identity was discovered before or after his death depends on the story.
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