St Stanislaus Kostka (Broken Bones) 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 Stanislaus Kostka was born in Poland in 1550 to a noble Polish family. He was a devout child and at the age of 14, he was sent with his older brother, Paul, to study at the Jesuit College in Vienna.
Stanislaus was treated very badly by his jealous brother. He fell ill from a beating and bone breaking at the hands of Paul. The Lutheran family Stanislaus lived with in Vienna would not allow a priest to visit him. So he prayed to Saint Barbara, who appeared to him with two angels to administer Communion.
Stanislaus was then cured by the Blessed Mother who told him to become a Jesuit.
He was clothed in the Jesuit habit in 1567 against his family?s wishes. Stanislaus was a Jesuit for only 10 months, but by following his resolution to make each day perfect, he reached in that short time the heights of holiness.
He died in 1568 at the age of 18. Many illnesses were cured at his tomb, and his body was found incorrupt years after his death. He was canonized in 1726.
Saint Stanislaus Kostka is recognized today as the patron of those suffering from broken bones. His feast day is November 13th.
Saint Stanislaus Kostka, Pray for Us.