St Alphonsus Liguori (Arthritis) Healing Holy Card with Medal
Holy Card: Full-Color Cardstock 2 1&fraslay2" W x4" 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.