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 Fourteen Holy Helpers -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fourteen Holy Helpers -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Achatius, invoked against (Pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs) headache
The Fourteen Holy Helpers had a collective feast day on August 8; with so many holes in the lineup, it too was dropped in 1969.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/fourteen_holy_helpers.htm   (408 words)

  
 Saint Vitus
Saint Vitus is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, who, as a group, are especially venerated in France and Germany.
The Holy Helpers were believed to possess especially efficacious intercessory power.
He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and is the patron of epileptics, those afflicted with St. Vitus' Dance (named after him}, dancers, and actors, and is a protector against storms.
saintvitus.com /SaintVitus   (1558 words)

  
 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of December 1
Consecrated as a regionary bishop, Saint Candres evangelized the territory of Maestricht.
Of the surviving homilies attributed to Eligius, one is notable for his warnings against pagan superstitions such as fortune-telling, watching for omens, and keeping Thursdays holy in honor of Jupiter.
At the council, he accepted for the Dominican Order the special commission of promoting reverence for the Holy Name of Jesus and fighting blasphemy, which was, in that day as in ours, a prevalent vice.
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/1201.htm   (4942 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Peter Gonzalez
303), one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, of whose name "Elmo" is a contraction.
However, as St. Erasmus is the patron of sailors generally and Peter Gonzalez of Spanish and Portuguese sailors, they have both been popularly invoked as "St. Elmo."]
O Saint Peter, and all ye holy Priests and Levites, pray for us.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11768b.htm   (339 words)

  
 saint --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
As a part of a place-name or other proper name, see under Saint as below or under its foreign-language equivalent:
a holy person believed to have a special relationship to the sacred as well as moral perfection or exceptional teaching abilities.
Erasmus is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers,...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9276841   (634 words)

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