This is a vast subject to treat of the Holy Doctors: there are the saints who were doctors, the doctors who were saints, the saints who were perhaps doctors, the saints who have a connection with medicine and those whose collective imagination considers them as protectors against this or that disease ...

If we are afraid of this or that disease or we want to protect ourselves against the risk of relapse, we have the opportunity to perform the Ritual of the Holy Doctors. It is attested in southern Italy since the eighth century. From there, it spread throughout Europe, but it must be admitted that it is more particularly carried out in the Mediterranean countries. Too bad, because the healing functions of the saints know no boundaries!


This ritual should not be a substitute for medical treatment or a visit to a doctor! It is not a question here of questioning the science of medicine and especially not to refuse medical assistance! Jesus himself used material means when he took clay to anoint the eyes of the blind man. If we accept in the universe the existence of a universal principle of healing, our imperfect nature means that our healing can come only from a single healing power inherent in our spiritual strength. The achievements of medical science, medical and mechanical methods provide the foundation upon which the power of the mind can concentrate so that the healing principle is able to act. The cure can only be complete if the art of the doctor is seconded by the thought of the man turned towards health.

The Saints Doctors

It is nowadays difficult to find one's way around the holy healers because of course, the documentation is abundant, but unfortunately, during the persecution of Diocletian (245 - 313) an irreparable fact occurred: the emperor had ordered to systematically destroy all the archives of Christian churches. All subsequent anti-Christian emperors imposed the same measure. Subsequently, it has been said, the religious authority took care to reconstruct the documents destroyed as faithfully as possible. But in such a work of "reconstruction", additions, omissions, embellishments, overloads were inevitable.

But fortunately, with the emperor Constantine (288 - 337) Christianity became the state religion. The civil authorities no longer pursued Christians who, now full citizens, made it their duty to consider the past in a new light. Thus the Christians of the first three centuries became heroes, and the ancient Church was considered as the Church of the martyrs, martyrs whose cult was then at its peak.

But an indisputable fact remains: among the early Christians, many were doctors, like St. Luke, for example, but not all of them became saints. They often got conversions in recognition of their effective care. The best became gradually not only doctors of the bodies, but souls, to the point that many saints particularly experts in the art of healing souls were in turn recognized as true doctors.

If it is true that the history of humanity is indissolubly linked to religion, we can not deny that it has in turn constituted a fundamental support for the history of medicine. Reading the life of the Saints who have been involved in one way or another in this discipline, it is clear that a common principle unites them and is now surprisingly reflected in one of the most undisputed modern medicine: the body can not be well cared for if we do not heal the mind, we can not change the matter by dissociating it from the mind.

The ritual itself

With this ritual, it is a matter of asking for the protection of a named saint against health risks or illnesses which he himself is the protector. It is very simple to perform and it is just as effective in the risks of a bad pregnancy, against ulcers, diseases of the eyes, to fight against insomnia ... It is to say if its field of application is vast!

This ritual is therefore intended to attract a saint's attention to protect and immunize you against illness or health risks. That is to say that you can realize it as the case, either in "prediction" when no symptoms has not yet appeared, either when an illness is in you or the risk is important, or in the risks of relapse for lute against reminiscences.

A rite consists of three elements

A Scroll of Curative Request.
A Scroll of Preventive Claim.
A special cloth pocket, made by us and essential for the realization of this rite.
These three elements are duly prepared according to the customs of the tradition and are accompanied by an explanatory note allowing the accomplishment of the ritual.

Here is, in the light of the knowledge of the CIELS, a list of saints doctors, classified by symptoms

You will surely ask yourself this question: which saint to choose for the same disease. There, do as you see fit. It's a matter of taste, of affinity. Without knowing why, some saints seem closer to us than others ...

In all civilizations, women have felt the need for moral comfort to face pregnancy and protect themselves from its inherent dangers. The Christian saints have not escaped this innate need for assistance and have always fulfilled the task entrusted to them by the faithful.

Sainte Anne

All her life, she had the ardent desire to have a child, even having reached an advanced age. Nevertheless, she continued to pray and hope. One day an angel told her that she would soon be a mother. Anne gave birth to a daughter, Mary, the mother of Jesus, at an age when no woman is usually fertile. That is why it is invoked by infertile women or by those who foresee a difficult childbirth.

Saint Anthony of Padua

The Child Jesus appeared to him one day in his arms. Tradition thus made him the patron saint of little children and barren women.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

The saint, just before the hour of her horrible martyrdom, raised her arms to heaven and prayed to the Lord that all those who would make use of her intercession obtain bread, water and good health. She prayed again that they would all be protected from sudden death, and that pregnant women would be protected from miscarriages and all other dangers.

Saint Cunegonde

She is one of the bosses of children and pregnant women. However, she was never a mother since she had vowed chastity in agreement with her husband Henry, Duke of Bavaria. At the death of the latter, she retired to a monastery and made miraculous potions for pregnancy.

Saint Margaret of Antioch

The cult of Marguerite, which the Orientals call Marine, was spread in the West, thanks to the Crusaders in the Middle Ages. It is protective of conception and birth and protects pregnant women and children from all dangers.

Saint Pancrace

Until the last century, many pregnant women went on a pilgrimage to Eschbach (or the churches dedicated to this saint) to pray that the childbirth is at its best and that the child is born healthy.

Saint Ulrich

It is indicated against many diseases, but it is also a protector against infantile diseases, because it resuscitated a child of the family of which it was the host, during a trip towards Rome.


Saint Gilles
Originally Athenian, he settled as a hermit in the south of France, feeding exclusively on herbs and milk from a doe. From his death in 725, he was elected and venerated as the protector of the mothers who breastfed their infants.


Saint Andrew Avellin
He himself died of apoplexy by celebrating mass in the church of St. Paul Major in Naples. He is invoked against these crises or to obtain a good death.

Saint Joseph John of the Cross
He too was struck by this disease in 1734.


Saint Ignatius of Loyola
He intercedes for those who are to undergo surgery.

Saint Erasmus
Martyred in 303 under Diocletian, his bowels were removed and wrapped around a winch. Since then, it is protective against colic and intestinal disorders.

St. Odilon
It is to him that we owe the institution of the feast of All Saints. Struck in 1049 by a crisis of dysentery, it can be invoked by one who suffers from this disease. It also protects against nerve diseases.

Saint Pantaleon
Even today, in the Church of St. Pantaleon in Rome, a miraculous water of blessing is continued with the relics of the saint, as well as a small booklet containing a novena to recite in his honor for the cure of diseases.


Holy Angel of Jerusalem
It has been shown to be an excellent protector against asthma. He was martyred in Rome in 1220.

Sainte Anne
See delivery.

Saint Gilles Mary of Saint Joseph
He is invoked for this disease because he suffered all his life. It is also effective against dropsy.


St. Clare
See eyes.


Saint Barthélemy
Helps a good healing. In another area, it is said of him that he has the power to drive out demons from the body of man and he is invoked for all diseases considered as evil, such as those that are accompanied by convulsions.

San Sebastian
* Martyred in 288, this native of Narbonne was soon an object of worship in the eyes of the first Christians. He is, moreover, always invoked against epilepsy and epidemics; but without forgetting the healing of wounds, in memory of his martyrdom.


Saint Felix of Sutri
He died in 257, after the executioners had broken his jaws.

Saint John Mepomucene
His cult as a protector against diseases of the mouth developed into 1719 (326 years after his death), when his tomb was opened and his tongue was found perfectly preserved.


Sainte Barbe
Martyred by his own father, who decapitated him, the latter, on his return home, pleased with his crime, was struck by lightning, which reduced him to ashes on the spot. This sudden and sudden death so impressed the people that the saint was very quickly invoked against sudden death. Moreover, the heat of the lightning that killed his father was taken as a symbol of burns and fevers. This is why this saint is also invoked against fevers.

Saint Florian
He was sentenced to death by drowning under Diocletian. For this, it also protects against drowning, in addition to its functions against burns.

Apostle John
Sentenced to death scalded in oil, he escaped unscathed from this ordeal!

Saint Laurent
He died burnt on the grill in 258, Rome. As the flames enveloped him, he said to one of his executioners, "This side is already roasted. Turn me on the other and after, you can eat me. The worship of St. Lawrence spread rapidly in all the countries of Europe. In Spain, he is even the patron saint of the nation and the palace of El Escorial, near Madrid, reproduces the shape of the grill on which Lawrence was tortured. In France today, 84 Commons bear his name. Note that it is also invoked against back pain.


Saint Lambert
Bishop of Maastricht in 668, his invocations are particularly effective against kidney diseases. Many miracles and healings took place in the churches dedicated to this saint, especially in Belgium and Romania.

Saint Etienne
These are stones that killed the first Christian martyr in the year 33. This is why he is invoked against the making of calculations (in Latin calculus means “small stone” and arithmetic calculations were made using small stones. stones).

Cancerous tumors

Cancer is no longer an “incurable” disease as it used to be. Several forms can be completely cured, or in any case, well followed. However, it is still scary, and many people, apart from scientific progress, also rely on the protection of the saints.

Sainte Aldegonde
She herself suffered from cancer and died in 684, having lived 20 years at the convent of Maubeuge, of which she was the founder and the first abbess.

St. Galla
She died on 550's Vatican Hill, struck by an acute form of breast cancer, which caused her intense pain.

Saint Gilles
See also breastfeeding. It also protects against diseases of the uterus, infertility, leprosy and cancer, and in Alsace it is invoked against diseases of the ear of children.

St. Rita
As saint of the "impossible", she is invoked for healing tumors.

Saint Theodosius
He is invoked against cancer in memory of the miraculous healing he performed on a woman "whose corrupt flesh fell in small pieces".


Saint Apolline
See teeth.

St. Catherine of Siena
Particularly prone to migraines, she is a protector against this kind of discomfort.

Saint Denis
Saint Denis, who underwent decapitation, became by force of circumstances a protector against headache.

Saint Etienne
See calculations.

Saint Francis of Assisi
St. Francis did not enjoy good health. He suffered, in addition, from very violent headaches.

Saint Peter of Verona
Those who suffer from headache say that they have their heads in a vise. Pain certainly less intense and much more bearable than that caused by the blow of plunder that Peter of Verona received on his head the day of his death. But it is thanks to this blow carried by Cathars on the road to Milan that he is one of the holy protectors of those who suffer from headaches. In the days following his death in 1252, people heard of the graces and miracles obtained through his intercession. His own executioner would have converted to Christianity by entering the Dominican order as well.


Saint Eleuthère
By laying on of hands, he treated many people with palpitations and heart ailments. He especially healed Pope St. Gregory.

St. Elizabeth
See teeth.

Saint Teresa of Avila
In Spain, she is considered the only protector against heart disease.


Saint Apolline
She had prodigious powers. Thus, one day, she had dusted pagan statues by blowing on them. To punish her, all her teeth were torn out. On the point of death, Apolline would have prayed to all those who, being afflicted with toothache, would invoke him.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary
After her widowhood, she built a hospital in Marburg, where she herself served and cared for the sick.


Saint Mercurial:
He has been venerated as a protector of diabetic patients since the fifth century, because he has healed a king of Spain from this disease.


Apostle John:
See also burns. By the grace of God, he rose up unharmed after drinking poison. He also raised two poisoned ones.


Saint Bernardin of Siena:
His power of persuasion was such that by dialectics and his hypnotic voice he managed to obtain results in all the lost causes.


Saint Barthelemy:
See injuries.

Saint Christopher:
We do not know for sure why he is being asked about epilepsy. His role against travel accidents is clearer.

Saint Gilles:
See breastfeeding and cancerous tumors.

Saint Georges :
Popular iconography has almost always depicted him on a horse, killing the dragon with his spear, an incomparable allegory of victory over diseases, of the triumph of good over evil. That is why this saint has always been invoked against the most diverse diseases such as fevers, syphilis or epilepsy.

Saint Guy:
He is considered the "specialist" of demonic diseases where epilepsy, hysteria, obsessions or hydrophobia are involved.

San Sebastian:
See injuries.


Saint Francis of Assisi
If one considers all the diseases of which he suffered, one understands the reason for which it is invoked particularly against the diseases of the stomach, the liver and the spleen.

Sainte Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal:
Born in Dijon in the year 1572, she is invoked against the stomach ache which she suffered herself for many years. It is also invoked against paralysis.

Saint Thomas Aquinas:
Throughout his life he suffered from a painful gastritis that he endured with stoicism and resignation. It also protects against liver diseases.


Saint Catherine of Alexandria:
See delivery.

Saint Margaret of Antioch:
See delivery.


In the past, increasing body temperature was always a dreadful, mysterious and disturbing event. The direct causes were then unknown, the means available to fight it were insufficient and few. Fortunately some saints took pity on these unfortunates.

Saint Anthony of Padua:
This was the case of this saint.

Saint Antoninus of Florence:
The fame of the man who founded the famous Church of St. Mark as a protector against fevers, is linked to the merciful and tireless work of assistance he is doing to the poor and the sick, during the terrible epidemic of plague that struck Florence and during the 1453 earthquake.

Saint Barbara:
See burns.

Saint Georges :
See epilepsy.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola:
See appendicitis.

Saint Laurent :
See Burns.


Saint Francis of Assisi:
See stomach.

Saint Thomas Aquinas:
See stomach.


Saints Cosmas and Damian

They said to their patients, "All good comes from the Lord. Only one is the true God and he alone, not us, heals your wound, makes the sight in your eyes, soothes fever. We are only his instruments. In him you must believe and through him, heal ". The two holy brothers realized an infinite number of healings. The Church officially speaks of 47 miracles. But without going that far, tens of thousands of people have been treated and healed by them.


Saint Bernardin of Siena
See hoarseness.

Saint Blaise
The special gift he possessed of curing diseases of the throat was "formalized" by the greatest Byzantine doctors of the sixth century. But it is also incomparable to treat all diseases of the mouth and teeth. In Belgium, it is also invoked against eye diseases.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch
It is difficult to understand why he is invoked against throat diseases and skin rashes, because nothing in the smallest details of his life and martyrdom can explain it ...

Saint Mark of Montegallo
Assailed by harsh throat pains, rebellious to all the care, he died in the year 1490.


Saint Andrew Hibernon
It is probably because of its name, which recalls the Latin word hibernus (winter) that it is invoked against the diseases of cooling.

St. John Regis
Born in Narbonne in 1597, he was struck in Ardèche by a very violent form of flu that killed him in a few days.


The flow of blood has always aroused and still arouses fear and anxiety. But in the past, it was believed that the “vital spirit” flowed in blood and that its pearl, however small, carried serious dangers for life.

St. Wolfgang
His cult is still alive in Bavaria and Austria. Thanks to its prodigious cures, it is also invoked to soothe abdominal pains and to ward off diseases of the eyes.


Saint Fiacre
A specialist in hemorrhoids, rectal fistulas, ulcers and warts, this saint, who died in 670, was considered a "universal healer".


St. Mary Barthelemy
For decades, after her vows and until her death, she suffered from an incurable form of insomnia that disturbed her physical and mental balance.

The Seven Sleepers
According to a well-established legend, during the persecution of Decius in 251, Maximilian, Mark, Martians, Denis, John, Serapion, and Constantine slept so long that when they woke up, they had passed nearly twelve years!


Saint Catherine of Alexandria:
See delivery.

Saint John Mepomucene:
See mouth.

Saint Leo III:
It was this pontiff who crowned Charlemagne in the church of St. Peter in Rome. It is said that it was the Lord himself who restored to him (ie heals) his tongue and his eyes, badly wounded during a plot.


Saint Laurent
See also burns. Saint Laurent is particularly requested for this handicap, because the first part of his body to be burned on the grill having been precisely the back.

Saint Paulin of Nole
He suffered for many years from an incoercible form of low back pain.

Saint Urban II
This pope suffered from this evil and was miraculously healed by St Benedict, who had appeared to him in a dream.

Skin Disease

Saint Abbot Antoine
In the desert, Anthony the Great also suffered from rashes and shingles, called in the Middle Ages fire of St. Anthony. That is why the Christian people invoked it to be protected from the diseases of which the holy hermit has suffered, but also from all pestilential diseases, dermatoses and bubonic plague.

Saint Barthélemy
See injuries.

Saint Cloud
It protects against skin diseases, skin lesions (boils, warts ...) and syphilis, once considered a skin disease.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch
See throat.

Saint Louis IX
St. Louis is considered the protector against tuberculosis, but also against epidemics in general. He was one of the most effective healers. He said, "The king touches you, God heals you." He worked wonders to cure a form of glandular tuberculosis, scrofula.

Saint Martin of Tours
It is used to protect against all kinds of exotic diseases such as measles, smallpox and chickenpox.

Various diseases and pains

Saint Hildegard of Bingen
She herself attributes her own medical knowledge to her divine visions. She wrote many books on medical questions providing answers and remedies. Even after her death in 1182, she performed so many miracles on her tomb that, worried about the continual influx of the faithful, the Cardinal of Mainz was forced to ask the saint… not to do any more!

Saint Leonard of Murten
This hermit from the forest of Pavum near Limoges was chosen by the people (after his death in 559) as a protector against diseases in general and, in particular, against chronic diseases.

Holy Liberty
Its name, derived from the verb “to release” is, in itself, a guarantee of release. This is why it is invoked to deliver from any evil.

St. Rita
See cancer.

Nerve diseases

Saint Achaire
This saint is particularly venerated in the north of Europe, against nervous diseases and madness in particular.

St. Mary Barthelemy
See insomnia.

St. Odilon
See appendicitis.

Holy Quitterie
It is also mentioned against meningitis. She is very venerated, particularly in Gascony.

Saint Guy
See epilepsy.

Hands and feet

Saint Francis of Assisi
See headache and stomach.

Sainte Julie
He was martyred by piercing his hands and feet, hence the worship rendered.

Saint Oringa
She managed to heal miraculously the architect responsible for the construction of a monastery in Lucca. He seriously injured his foot with a large rusty nail.


Saint Augustine
Regarding her view, she is considered very good, since she wrote no less than 113 books and some 230 letters. But with regard to hearing, we do not know much except that he is one of the protectors against diseases affecting this organ.

Saint Aurelian
It is evoked against earache because its name recalls the Latin word of aures, designating the auricular pavilions.

Saint Gilles
See breastfeeding and cancerous tumors.

Saint Maurice
We do not know why he is protective against these diseases.

Saint Paul
One day when Paul was preaching in Rome, Nero ordered his butler to go up to a window and try to hear what he was saying. The butler climbed to the highest window of the palace and listened for the words of the saint, but despite all his efforts he did not understand a word. He lost his balance and fell to the ground, inanimate. Nero suffered much from the death of his faithful and called the apostle. Before presenting himself before the emperor, Paul raised the cupbearer. Stunned, Nero asked him, "Who gave you back your life? And the butler replied, "Jesus Christ, the Lord of eternity." Nero became furious and hardened persecution against Christians. One of the first measures taken by the emperor was the order to decapitate Paul.

Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal
See stomach.

Saint Mary of the Incarnation
She was struck with this disease for many long years.

Holy Seraphim
She herself was paralyzed.

Saint Servule
He was paralytic and gave alms at the door of St. Clement's Church in Rome. He always shared what he reaped with the other beggars.


Sainte Colette
It is required for lung diseases, especially pneumonia.

Saint Severin the Noricum
He died in atrocious suffering (in the first half of the sixth century in northern Italy), because of a "great seasickness", probably an acute form of pleurisy.

Saint Sulpice
By his prayers he managed to deliver King Clotaire II from a severe pleurisy that would lead him to death.


Saint Francis of Assisi
See headache and stomach.


Saint Lambert
See calculations


Saint Alphonsus Mary of Liguori
He suffered terribly from joint pains, which he learned to endure with holy resignation. This is why he is invoked by those who suffer from these affections.

Saint Nicolas
Still today, near the tomb of St. Nicholas in Bari, an oily liquid is collected which, according to popular tradition, is a true "blessing" against rheumatism. Martyred by the arrows, the sufferings they inflicted upon him were compared with those caused by joint pains.


Saint Andrew Hibernon
See flu.

Saint Maur
Maur, who could not swim, had thrown himself into the water to save his friend Placide, who had accidentally fallen into a small lake near Rome where Maur lived with St Benedict. As soon as he had followed the saint's encouragement to rush into the lake, Maur noticed that he was walking on the icy waters.


Saint Agatha
"Are you not ashamed to cut off a woman's breasts when you, as a child, were fed in a woman's womb? St. Agatha had uttered these words against her executioner, who had amputated her breasts.


Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is a serious and hitherto fatal contagious disease. Identified at the end of the 1970 years, it now affects more than 50 million people worldwide, especially in Africa.

Saint Lois of Gonzaga

In 1991, Pope John Paul II declared Louis de Gonzague patron saint of people with the AIDS virus. He was the heir to the Marquis de Castiglione delle Stiviere (near Mantua, northern Italy). He dreamed of making his eldest son a great prince and a brave soldier. That's why he took him with him to Casalmaggiore where a military expedition was being prepared. But at the age of fourteen, despite the resistance of his father, Louis de Gonzague renounced his title of Marquis to enter the novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Rome. When the plague broke out in Rome in 1591, the young Jesuit priest was the first to offer himself to treat the sick. One day he took a plague-bearer to take him to the Capitol Hospital, where he himself took care of the sick, but this heroic act of charity cost him his life. Fallen sick, he was also carried away by the plague a few days later, at the age of 23 years. Who better than Louis de Gonzague could have been chosen and proclaimed protector of AIDS patients, a disease that has already been called "the plague of the twentieth century"?


Sainte Anne
See delivery.

Saint Anthony of Padua
See delivery.

Saint Gilles
See breastfeeding and cancerous tumors.

Saint Nicolas
Boss of small children, he can not suffer that a couple can not have children.


Saint Cloud
See skin disease.

Saint Denis
Especially in France, because this saint is particularly venerated.

Saint Fiacre
See also hemorrhoids. Healer of warts and ulcers, these virtues extended to lesions of syphilis, then typically cutaneous, when the disease began to reach Europe.

Saint Georges
See epilepsy.

Saint Roch
Reached and cured of the plague, this saint from Montpellier is a protector against syphilis and ulcers.

San Sebastian
See injuries.


Sainte Anne
See delivery.

Mary Magdalene of Pazzi
This saint, born at Florence in 1556, suffered also all her life from headache. She had many mystical experiences with frequent visions. She is also the protector against scurvy, which caused her abundant haemorrhaging and the fall of all her teeth.


Saint Ludovic

Bishop of Toulouse, Ludovic devoted himself to the poor, the unfortunate, the prisoners, but he died at the age of 23 years, undermined by tuberculosis. He began to be invoked against this disease, shortly after his death, when Pope John XXII proclaimed him holy.

Saint Louis IX

See skin disease.


Saint Welcome

She performed many miracles. She herself was a miracle worker, having suffered from a serious illness that caused her many knee and leg ulcers. It is in memory of this miracle that it is invoked against the ulcers of the limbs.

St. Clotilde
Wife of Clovis, king of the Franks, she prayed so intensely the Lord to heal the serious wound that her husband had received on one knee, that it healed miraculously.

Saints Cosmas and Damian
See glands.

Saint Pacific
He responds to those who invoke him for leg pain due to the most varied causes.

Saint Peregrine
He had voluntarily imposed the penance of never sitting down. Continuously standing had caused large circulation problems in the legs, with venous stasis and the formation of large ulcers. He bore the terrible pains that tormented him with holy resignation. But the abnormal position of its members had also affected the arterial circulation that gangrene was threatening to appear. This happened at the beginning of the fourteenth century. The doctors made the decision to amputate him with one leg, but the night before the operation, he prayed earnestly for the Lord to free him from this evil and, in the morning, when the surgeon was about to amputate him, he was stunned to find the leg perfectly healed.

Saint Pophyre
He, too, was cured of severe leg ulcers when, as a Bishop of Gaza, during a pilgrimage, he suddenly felt liberated from his evil by seeing Christ appear to him on the cross.

Saint Roch
See syphilis.

Saint Thibault
He died because of terrible ulcers that had developed throughout his body.

Varicose veins

Saint Peregrine
See Ulcers.


Saint Jean Baptist
The protective virtue of Saint John the Baptist against kidney stones and “demonic” diseases such as epilepsy, convulsions and dizziness, is only the allegorical transposition of his fervent activity as a preacher fighting against evil and announcing the coming of the Messiah. As for childhood illnesses, we don't know.


Saint Augustine
See ears

Saint Anthony of Padua
Even today, various pilgrimages to the “fountains of Saint Anthony” are frequent. Especially pregnant women and people with eye diseases go there, who bathe their eyes with the holy water from the chapel.

St. Clare
The name of this saint of Assisi recalls the clarity of sight and that is why she is invoked against ocular affections. She is also prayed against stuttering, in memory of the healing she had obtained for a nun from the Monastery of St. Damien having this defect.

Saint Jerome
"Concern for Rome, which assail me from the outside, are added others, due to my eyes weakened by old age and threatened with blindness and also by the difficulty I have to read, the weak the light of my lamp, the Hebrew texts with characters so small that they are already difficult to decipher in the full light of day ". This phrase was enough for the popular tradition to make him a protector of the eyes.

Apart from a legend in the iconography of the saint (she often wears a plateau of the right hand in which her eyes are), Lucie has little relationship with the eyes, except that his name in Latin wants say light.

Sainte Odile
Born blind, she had miraculously recovered her sight at 11 years, when she was baptized. By a curious coincidence, his feast falls on the 13 December, the day of Saint Lucia.