Are there any patron saints for the mentally disabled?


I have two sons with autism and know plenty of others with handicaps. Are there saints and/or patron saints for the disabled/mentally ill?


St. Dymphna is usually invoked for those suffering from mental disorders. Another possibility might be the Venerables Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of St. Therese of Lisieux. Louis Martin suffered from mental illness in the last years of his life, and because the Martins’ individual causes have been combined to form one joint cause, the Church invites the faithful to petition the Martins together when seeking favors.

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