St Andrew Avellino (Stroke) 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.
Lancelotto Avellino was born in Castronuova, a small town in Sicily, in 1521. As a young man he was ordained a priest and sent to the University of Naples to study civil and canon law. One day a slight untruth escaped him in the defense of a client. He felt deep remorse, renounced his profession and at the age of 36, he entered the Theatine Order, taking the name of Andrew out of love for the cross.
Saint Andrew eventually became the superior of the congregation and was instrumental in establishing a number of Theatine religious houses in Italy. He was so successful in converting sinners and heretics with his eloquent preaching that numerous disciples thronged around him, eager to be under his spiritual guidance. One day, when beginning the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, he suffered a stroke that resulted in his death.
He died in 1608 and was canonized in 1712.
Saint Andrew Avellino is recognized today as the patron of those who have suffered a stroke. His feast day is November 10th.
Saint Andrew Avellino, Pray for Us.