June 19 – Saint Juliana Falconieri: Patron Saint of the Sick

Saint Saint Juliana Falconieri (Patron Saint of the Sick (Feast Date: June 19)

Extract from June 19,–ST. JULIANA FALCONIERI: “JULIANA FALCONIERI Was born in answer to prayer, A.D. 1270. Her father built the splendid church of the Annunziata in Florence, while her uncle, Blessed Alexius, became one of the founders of the Servite Order. Under his care Juliana grew up, as he said, more like an angel than a human being. Such was her modesty that she never used a mirror or gazed upon the face of a man during her whole life. The mere mention of sin made her shudder and tremble, and once hearing, a scandal related she fell into a dead swoon. Her devotion to the sorrows of Our Lady drew her to the Servants of Mary; and, at the age of fourteen, she refused an offer of marriage, and received the habit from St. Philip Benizi himself. Her sanctity attracted many novices, for whose direction she was bidden to draw up a rule, and thus with reluctance she became foundress of the “Mantellate.” She led a life of apostolic charity, converting sinners, reconciling enemies, and healing the sick by sucking with her own lips their ulcerous sores. She was sometimes rapt for whole days in ecstasy, and, her prayers saved. the Servite Order when it was in danger of being suppressed. She was visited in her last hour by angels in the form of white doves, and Jesus Himself, as a beautiful child, crowned her with a garland of flowers.” See picture of St. Juliana Falconieri. See also: Juliana Falconieri (Multilingual), Saint Juliana Falconieri, Prayer to St. Juliana Falconieri. VIDEOS: SANTA JULIANA FALCONIERI.

 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Juliana Falconieri on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Nodding Disease in Uganda (Spring, 2012) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: March 26 – April 8, 2012.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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