St.John of God (Mar.8)

Mar 8, 2012 by

March 8:

Saint John of God:

Patron Saint of the Sick, the Dying,

Heart Patients, Hospitals,

Hospital Workers,

Nurses and Fire Fighters


Saint John of God: Patron Saint of Firefighters

Extract from Saint John of God: “Juan grew up working as a shepherd in the Castile region of Spain. He led a wild and misspent youth, and travelled over much of Europe and north Africa as a soldier in the army of Charles V, and as a mercenary. Fought through a brief period of insanity. Peddled religious books and pictures in Gibraltar, though without any religious conviction himself. In his 40′s he received a vision of the Infant Jesus who called him John of God. To make up for the misery he had caused as a soldier, he left the military, rented a house in Granada, Spain, and began caring for the sick, poor, homeless and unwanted. He gave what he had, begged for those who couldn’t, carried those who could not move on their own, and converted both his patients and those who saw him work with them.” See PICTURE of St. John of God. PRAYER to Saint John of God.

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. John of God on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Wildfires in the United States (June, 2012) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: June 18 – July 1, 2012.

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Resources:

Multilingual:

Wikipedia:  John of God

English

EWTN:  ST. JOHN OF GOD: THE WAIF—1495-1550
Marypages:  St. John of God
New Advent:  St. John of God

Video:

Apostleship of Prayer:  St. John of God

Prayers

CatholicCulture.Org:  Catholic Prayer: Litany of Saint John of God
Province of Our Lady Queen of the Angels, The Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, USA Province:  Prayer to Saint John of God

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