St. Pharaildis – January 4

St. Pharaildis, Patron Saint against Childhood Diseases

Extract from Saint Pharaildis: “Sister of Saint Gudule. Niece of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles. After making a private vow of virginity, she was forced into marriage with a wealthy nobleman. Her husband insisted that she was married to him, and her sexual fidelity was owed to him, not God. Physically abused for her refusal to submit to him, and for her late night visits to churches. When widowed, she was still a virgin. Legend says that Pharaildis caused a well to spring up whose waters cured sick children.” See PICTURE of Saint Pharaildis. See also: Pharaildis (Multilingual), Faraildis (Farailda) de Gante, Santa (SP)Santa Farailde di Gand Vedova (IT), Św. Faraildis z Gandawy Święta dziewica (650-740) (PO).

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

Polio in the Democratic Republic of Congo (November, 2010) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions Nov. 22-Dec. 5, 2010.

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