Learn about saints whose intercession has been sought in times of sickness

April 21, 2020

This material is from the Catholic News Service article “During plague, Catholic Church called on saints for help, healing” by Carol Zimmerman and is used with permission.

The Catholic Church has had a long tradition of calling on saints and praying for their intercession in sickness and difficult times.

This plea for saintly help for protection from disease and healing was particularly evident when the bubonic plague, or Black Death, spread throughout Europe in the 14th century killing one-third of the population.

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