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Old Dec 8, '05, 7:00 am
Jospry Jospry is offline
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Default Patron saint of weight loss

Does anyone know of one?
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Old Dec 8, '05, 7:27 am
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I pick either St Thomas Aquinas, who battled the bulge all his life, or St. Simon Stylites, who sat atop a pillar for his entire life, eating only food given by passers-by, hauled up in a basket. Or John the Baptist, who went on the most extreme diet ever described, locusts and honey. does that make him a vegetarian or not? unless you think the locusts are a plant, not a bug.
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Old Dec 8, '05, 7:50 am
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Thank you! That's very helpful.
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Old Aug 15, '08, 2:03 pm
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Default Re: Patron saint of weight loss

Catholic Priest Ed Nadolny makes Patron of Weight Loss card featuring Pope John XXIII

Press Release:

Catholic Priest Edmund Nadolny of Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin, Connecticut has made a fun weight loss card entitled "Patron of Weight Loss" featuring a photo of Pope John XXIII on one side and a prayer poem on the reverse side of the card.

Two Catholic laypersons each wrote special prayer poems for the card.

Both prayer poems were so good that it was decided to make separate prayer cards for each prayer poem.

To view the new Patron of Weight Loss cards, go to

The cards contain a real healthful message and inspiration to help dieters.

For further information on the cards, contact Father Nadolny at 860-828-0254.
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Old Aug 16, '08, 5:35 am
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Default Re: Patron saint of weight loss

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Does anyone know of one?
I went to the Patron Saints website & found this:

dieting, dieters, weight loss
I have no documentation of any saint or beati who has been "assigned" to this topic, or around whom a popular devotion has developed. Related areas are:
So you're free to choose your own saint to help you. So far I like the suggestions of Thomas Aquinas and HH John XXIII -- though in the latter case I don't know if he was really fighting the "battle of the bulge".
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Default Re: Patron saint of weight loss

The Infant Jesus of Prague is for health so I guess wanting to loss weight is wanting better health. I also pray to Him for financial help and to thank Him for past blessings.
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