In the 14th century the Black Plague ravaged the cities and country-sides of Europe. Christians constantly begged God to spare them from the deadly disease.
To help amplify their prayers Christians in Germany turned to a group of saints known for their miraculous intervention. They invoked these saints collectively as a group, which eventually became known as the 14 Holy Helpers.
Each of the Holy Helpers have specifically a patronage. Combined, they created a type of “Avengers” or “Justice League” of spiritual power. The saints all have separate feast days, but in some places the Fourteen Holy Helpers were celebrated locally on a single day, August 8.
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