Does anyone know if there is a patron saint for eye health or vision?
There are several listed at catholicforum.com/saints/pst00269.htm . The one I have heard of most often is St. Lucy.
Augustine of Hippo
Clare of Assisi
Erhard of Regensburg
Lucy of Syracuse
Raphael the Archangel
Symphorian of Autun
St Lucy is the one most often invoked, in paintings she is often seen holding a dish with her eyes on it, alluding to the manner of her martyrdom.
St Raphael the Archangel is also invoked because he cured Tobit’s blindness.
St Lucy is the patron for those who are blind or suffer from diseases of the eye, because here eyes were plucked out during her martyrdom. Old statues of her often depict her holding her eyeballs, presumably offering her suffering up to the Lord.
Thanks for your posts. I really appreciate it! St. Lucy is very inspiring!