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Who is the patron saint of healing?

Question:

Who is the patron saint of healing? My son-in-law would like to choose that saint&#039;s name for his confirmation name.

Answer:

The possibilities are endless, as there are saints to pray to for just about every ache and pain known to man. If your son is looking for a saint with a special interest in praying for those involved in the healing sciences, there are several choices: Luke (patron of physicians), Camillus de Lellis (patron of nurses), and Raphael the archangel (whose name means “God has healed”).

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