Is there a patron saint of stigmatics?


#1

I’ve been trying to find a patron saint of stigmatics. I thought perhaps there would not be one since they are a blessing from God. On the other hand, I read that stigmata are painful. Is there a patron saint of stigmatics? If so, who?


#2

I do not know of any saint officially named by the Church to be the patron saint of stigmatics. However, someone who might be prayed to for stigmatics is St. Francis of Assisi, one of the first known to have been given the stigmata and for whom the Church has set aside a holy day commemorating his receiving the stigmata. That memorial is on September 17 and is observed as a feast by the Franciscans.


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