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Catholic Guide to the Coronavirus

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, people of faith are turning to prayer. Here are some of our favorite devotions, prayers, and patron saints related to the unfolding global health situation, plus some unique devotional items that we think our valuable in these times.

While these items are not necessarily meant to stave off sicknesses, we present them here as reminders to pray for the intercession of the saints that they depict or to have faith in the promises attributed to certain devotions. See the Coronavirus Protection category in our online store.

St. Edmund the Martyr

St. Edmund was the king of East Anglia from about 855 until his death in 869.

He is known as the patron saint of protection against pandemics, the plague, and sickness. People around the world are now calling on St. Edmund’s intercession against the coronavirus pandemic.

Like St. Roch, St. Edmund became associated with pandemics after his death, when his intercession was believed to have saved people from the plague.

Join us in reciting the prayer below, and see our St. Edmund Patron Saint Against Pandemics Holy Card.

Prayer of St Edmund the Martyr

Into Thy hands, O Lord, and into the hands of Thy holy Angels, I commit and entrust this day my soul, my relations, my benefactors, my friends and enemies, and all Thy Catholic people.

Keep us, O Lord, through the day, by the merits and intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and all Thy Saints, from all vicious and unruly desires, from all sins and temptations of the devil, and from sudden and unprovided death and the pains of hell.

Illuminate my heart with the grace of Thy Holy Spirit; grant that I may ever be obedient to Thy commandments; suffer me not to be separated from Thee, O God, who livest and reignest with God the Father and the same Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.

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St. Corona the Martyr

Saint Corona, who lived in 2nd century Syria, was only 15 when she professed her Christian Faith and was martyred under the rule of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Corona was reportedly tied by her feet to the tops of two palm trees, which were then bent to the ground and released, killing her instantly.

Saint Corona is reportedly venerated in Austria and Bavaria as the patron saint against epidemics and pandemics, and she is known in the Church as a patron saint of treasure hunters, among other things.

Corona’s feast day is May 14. Her remains are housed in a church in northern Italy, the same part of Europe that became an epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak. We invite you to join us in prayer for Corona’s intercession.

The following prayer, said by Pope Francis as he prayed in Italy, is featured on the back of our St. Corona Prayer Card:

Pope Francis’ Coronavirus Prayer

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.

You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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St. Roch

According to Catholic tradition, St. Roch was miraculously born with a red cross on his breast. He grew up to be a man of great faith. After his parents died, Saint Roch gave away his inheritence to the poor.

In the year 1315, he miraculously cured plague victims in Italy with the sign of the cross, but his ministry led to him contracting the disease himself. He later recovered but spent the remainder of his life in prison after being mistaken for a spy.

After St. Roch died in prison, an angel appeared in his cell and said that those who invoked Roch’s intercession would be cured. Today, St. Roch is called upon to intercede against illness, including the coronavirus pandemic.

The prayer to St. Roch is featured on the back of our St. Roch Holy Card:

Prayer to St. Roch

O Blessed Saint Roch, Patron of the Sick, have pity on those who lie upon a bed of suffering.

Your power was so great when you were in this world, that by the sign of the Cross, many were healed of their diseases.

Now that you are in heaven, your power is not less. Offer, then, to God our sighs and tears and obtain for us that health we seek. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Repeat the following 3 times: Saint Roch, pray for us, that we may be preserved from all diseases of body and soul.

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Our Catholic Prayer Card Set includes two of each of the following holy cards:

  1. St. Benedict – With Benedict prayer for protection against evil on back
  2. Mary, Undoer of Knots – With the Undoer of Knots prayer on back
  3. Divine Mercy – With the Divine Mercy prayer on back
  4. Hail Holy Queen – With the Hail Holy Queen prayer on back
  5. St. Roch – With the St. Roch prayer of healing on back
  6. St. Corona – With Pope Francis’ prayer against coronavirus on back
  7. St. Edmund – St. Edmund & Our Lady of Prompt Succor prayers on back
  8. St. Christopher – With the traditional St. Christopher prayer on back
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Important update from the team…

We’ve been praying for everyone around the world whose lives have been affected by COVID-19. Please join us in prayer.

For many, efforts to control the pandemic have distrupted normal daily routines as well as planned events. And, of course, we are especially remembering those who have fallen ill in our prayers.

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