St Alphonsus Liguori (Arthritis) Healing Holy Card with Medal
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives, and the one who seeks, finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8
Prayer is an essential tool for healing and is an excellent source of comfort, courage and strength for those who are suffering. During times of illness, disease or a life challenge, nothing is more important than to offer prayer and to join with others in assurance of these prayers.
In addition to prayer, the Saints protect us against harm, help strengthen our faith and offer spiritual guidance and healing. They are our models of prayer and their intercession helps present powerful prayers of healing to God on our behalf.
Our new Patron Saints of Healing line offers hope and comfort to those who seek healing through the intercession of the Saints. Each holy card and medal set includes a high-quality prayer card that contains novena prayers specific to the affliction, a short biography of the patron saint and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Holy Card: Full-Color Cardstock 2 1⁄2" W x 4" H (closed)
Saint Medal: Oxidized Silver 1" H
Includes a full-color holy card with two healing prayers, a saint biography and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Saint Alphonsus was born near Naples, Italy, in 1696. He was a hard-working student and received his degree in law at age 16. Shortly after, he became a famous lawyer. In 1723, he lost a case and, in spite of parental opposition, he decided to become a priest.
He preached with zeal and in 1732, God called him to found the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Alphonsus wrote numerous books, worked relentlessly through missions and offered spiritual direction and peace to people through the sacrament of Reconciliation. His last years were characterized by intense arthritic suffering.
He died in 1787, was canonized in 1839, and was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1871.
Saint Alphonsus is recognized today as the patron of those suffering from arthritis. His feast day is August 1st.
Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Pray for Us.