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Saints related to Patron-of-epilepsy

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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. Christopher
    St. Christopher, patron saint of travelers, is one of the most popular saints. Besides the fact that he was a martyr of the early Church, little is known for sure of him. According to his legend, St. Christopher carried the Christ child on his shoulder across a river.
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  • St. Cornelius
    Elected Pope after the terrible persecution of Decius, St. Cornelius addressed the Christians who had lapsed during the persecution, stressing both the need for penance and the possibility of pardon. Pope St. Cornelius died a martyr himself, during the reign of Emperor Gallus in the mid-third century.
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  • St. Dymphna
    St. Dymphna was a seventh century Irish virgin martyr. She was 15 (in about 620) when she lost her life spurning the incestuous advances of her father who insisted on marrying her to replace her deceased mother. St. Dymphna is the patroness of those with mental and neurological afflictions.
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  • St. Genesius
    St. Genesius was an actor in the third century in Rome. As he was performing a play that made fun of Christians for the Emperor Diocletian, St. Genesius was given the grace of conversion and instantly declared himself a Christian. The emperor became enraged and handed him over to be tortured and martyred.
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  • St. Giles
    While there is not much known about Saint Giles, he was a popular saint during the Middle Ages. Born in the seventh century somewhere in Greece, he became a hermit in France, seeking solitude in the woods. Later some disciples joined him and they formed the monastery of St. Gilles. He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
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  • St. John Chrysostom
    St. John Chrysostom was born around the year 344 in Antioch in what is now Syria. Named Chrysostom, or golden-mouthed, he was known for great eloquence. He became Bishop of Constantinople and he ceaselessly preached reform, which caused resentment and led to him being exiled from his own diocese.
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  • St. John the Baptist
    Saint John the Baptist was the great prophet long waited for in the Old Testament; he came preaching a baptism of repentance in preparation for the Messiah. St. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan, following which a dove descended on Christ and a voice was heard from the heavens, proclaiming "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."
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  • St. John the Evangelist
    Born to Zebedee and Salome, St. John the Evangelist grew up around the sea of Galilee. He is one of the most privileged of the disciples, witnessing the transfiguration. He was the only disciple who was stood at the foot of the cross during Christ's passion and after Jesus' death, St. John had the great honor of being the guardian of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is also credited with writing three Epistles and the fourth Gospel and the book of Revelation.
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  • St. Valentine
    St. Valentine was a priest who worked diligently to protect Roman Christians under the persecution of Claudius II. He was martyred in 269 A.D..
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  • St. Vitus
    St. Vitus was born during the Roman era and converted to Christianity by his caretakers. He soon began performing miraculous cures. He died in the year 303.
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