Thereupon he spent seven years in bondage to his evil master, learning all his arts. For example, when the other two synoptic evangelists recorded Christ’s warning that a rich man will have no more ease passing through the gates of heaven than would a camel passing through the eye of a needle, they use the household term for a woman’s sewing needle. God wants them to be saved! injured soldiers required him to expand the hospital to 120 beds. First appointed Bishop of Hanover, Germany, he went on to become suffragan bishop of Münster. “The man that today we invoke as a Saint of the Universal Church, presents us with a concrete realization of the Lay Christian ideal. ACEPTAR, Fédération Internationale des Associations de Médecins Catholiques - 2020, FIAMC Bio-Medical Ethics Centre – Mumbai India, Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Rome 2019), Former Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, CHRIST THE DIVINE PHYSICIAN – “CHRISTUS MEDICUS”, Born into an ancient noble Hungarian family, the sixth of ten brothers. “Niel Steensen/Nicolaus Steno” Website of the Royal Danish Embassy. No, he stopped to touch, to bind, to soothe, to care personally regardless of the cost. He is invoked against tuberculosis and other lung diseases, and he is also patron of bachelors and of victims of torture (not that these two latter conditions are necessarily related). provided funds to the destitute. Born a Lutheran in Denmark, Saint Niels’ cosmopolitan life rendered him a citizen of all Europe, an icon of the seventeenth century. The life of Saint Martin de Porres is celebrated throughout the universal church for the example it provides of selfless humility, of kindness and of generosity to the poorest of men and to the least of God’s creatures, and of simple, unwavering faith in the Lord. As a cautionary reflection, lest this review of physician saints lead us to an unseemly inflation of our self-esteem, I offer the history of Saint Guntramnus, King of Burgundy, 561-592. Saint Joseph Communications, P.O. Sadly, his legacy has most recently been attacked both by left-wing advocates who resent his communication with US Military and Intelligence sources (as though cooperating with our own government were a source of shame), and by cruel homosexual activists, who ironically exploit Doctor Dooley’s personal struggles to embarrass him among his admirers. Saint Antony studied medicine at Padua and returned home to Cremona to practice. Ultimately captured, he was burned at the stake at Nagasaki in 1632. Mother Teresa would inspire her medical volunteers by saying, “Blessed are you who touch the body of Christ 24 hours a day!” Padre Pio established a modest medical care-center to reach those in need of physical, as well as of mental and spiritual healing. On the World Wide Web: http://www.catholic.org/pfl/testimony/giannamolla.html, Dans, PE: Movie Reviews: Physicians who were canonized. He is also known as Francis of Miyako. Pulchra sunt, quae videntur The following physicians have been so designated. Having gained the highest degrees in medicine, Giles went to Paris and became a successful physician. On 10 November 1898 he married Countess Maria Teresa Coreth, a pious woman, and the couple had thirteen children; the whole family attended Mass and prayed the Rosary every day. "Dictionary of Patron Saints' Names", Thomas W. 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