Although I did not
find a specific patron for surgery patients in our Patron Saints Index, I think
some good general choices would include...
* St. Camillus de Lellis - patron of Hospitals, Sickness
(against) [he founded an order to care for the sick & dying]
* St. John of God - patron of sick persons
* St. Luke (evangelist, physician) or Sts. Cosmas & Damian
- patrons of surgeons
But there are quite a
few others too that might be wonderful choices, particularly depending on the
nature of the surgery. For example if the surgery is related to a particular
sickness such as cancer, kidney problems, lung problems, stomach problems, etc,
you may find a patron specific for that condition. For a list, you can visit
here. Select "Medical / Negative Conditions" in the drop down list and press
the submit button. Then scroll down to view.
Also, as I'm sure you
know, it's a very good idea to call a priest for the anointing prior to surgery
since all surgery involves risk. [Note: If you want more information on the
sacrament of Anointing of the Sick/Extreme Unction, please try
Lastly, if you are
interested in some prayers for the sick, please visit... (click links to view)
Prayer in time of sickness
Prayer for sick persons
God bless you & your
family, especially during this difficult time.
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