St. John of God (Heart Disease) 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 John of God was born in 1495 at Montemoro Novo, Evora, Portugal to a very poor couple. Following an impulse of his heart, he ran away from home to become a shepherd in Madrid, and then later, joined the Spanish Army.
At the age of 40, John returned home to find both of his parents dead. Stricken with guilt, he devoted himself to the ransom of Christian slaves in Africa. Years later, John found himself in Granada, Spain. After attending a sermon given by John of Avila, his heart was once again moved to change his life. John of God discerned his true vocation and started a hospital for all the poor and sick in Granada. In his hospital he created an atmosphere of welcome, peace and hospitality. After 10 years spent in the service of the suffering, Saint John of God's life came to an end when he contracted an illness of the heart.
He died in 1550 and was canonized in 1690.
He is recognized as the patron of those suffering with heart disease. His feast DAY is March 8th.
Saint John of God, PRAY for Us.