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Sts. Cosmas and Damian

These brothers were highly skilled doctors in the 4th century, who did all they could to heal people. They were then killed for their Christian faith during the persecution of Diocletian.
St. Luke the Evangelist

Most biblical scholars believe Luke was a Greek physician who eventually wrote down the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Through the centuries Luke has been invoked as the patron saint of physicians and surgeons.
St. Rene Groupil

After studying medicine during the 17th century, Groupil sailed to “New France” to help the Jesuit missionaries. In Quebec he volunteered to help the Jesuits in their missionary journeys as a medic.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Molla studied to become a physician, surgeon and pediatrician. She worked especially with the poor, elderly, children and mothers. Molla put God’s will and law above every medical decision.
Ven. Marcello Labor

During World War I, Labor served as a medical officer in the Italian army. After the war Labor established a medical practice in Pola, Italy, where he worked especially with the poor of the city.