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Saints of Cancer

Saints of Cancer

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Many of the saints and beati of the Church have a connection to cancer and those who are fighting it, some with a tradition of patronage, others who suffered with it, and some who healed those who had it. This little ebook consists of brief, illustrated profiles of those saints. Articles taken from Saints.SQPN.com. From SQPN Books.
Many of the saints and beati of the Church have a connection to cancer and those who are fighting it, some with a tradition of patronage, others who suffered with it, and some who healed those who had it. This little ebook consists of brief, illustrated profiles of those saints. Articles taken from Saints.SQPN.com. From SQPN Books.

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Saints of Cancer
This book is a collection of small articles, profiles of Saints, Beati and Venerables of the Church who havesuffered with cancer, healed people with cancer, or have a tradition of patronage against cancer and for its sufferers. Articles are taken from the web sitehttp://saints.SQPN.com.Expanded versions of these and thousands of similar  profiles of Christian saints with images, support
 
documents, links to other sites, liturgical calendar,ebooks and more are available at the web siteSaints.SQPN.com, and it's just a small part of theSQPN- the Star Quest Production Network. SQPN isleading the way in Catholic new media with audioand video, books and blogs, podcasts and television,and the most welcoming community of clergy andlaity you'll find online. Come by and see us.
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Saint Agatha of Sicily
Memorial 
5 February
 Profile
We have little reliableinformation about this martyr,who has been honoured sinceancient times, and whosename is included in the canonof the Mass. Young, beautifuland rich, Agatha lived a life consecratedto God. When Decius announced theedicts against Christians, the magistrateQuinctianus tried to profit by Agatha'ssanctity; he planned to blackmail her into sex in exchange for not chargingher. Handed over to a brothel, she
 
refused to accept customers. After rejecting Quinctianus's advances, shewas beaten, imprisoned, tortured, her  breasts were crushed and cut off. Shetold the judge, "Cruel man, have youforgotten your mother and the breast thatnourished you, that you dare to mutilateme this way?" One version has it thatSaint Peter healed her. She was thenimprisoned again, then rolled on livecoals; when she was near death, anearthquake stuck. In the destruction thatfollowed, a friend of the magistrate wascrushed, and the magistrate fled. Agathathanked God for an end to her pain, anddied.Legend says that carrying her veil, takenfrom her tomb in Catania, in processionhas averted eruptions of Mount Etna.Her intercession is reported to havesaved Malta from Turkish invasion in1551.
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in prison at Catania or Palermo, Sicily (sourcesvary)
 Died 
martyred c.250 at Catania, Sicily by beingrolled on coals

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