Saint Lydwine


St. Lydwine is the patroness of sickness. She was born at Schiedam, Holland, one of nine children of a working man. After an injury in her youth, she became bedridden and suffered the rest of her life from various illnesses and diseases.

She experienced mystical gifts, including supernatural visions of heaven, hell, purgatory, apparitions of Christ, and the stigmata. Thomas a Kempis wrote a biography of her. She was canonized by Pope Leo XIII in 1890. Lydwine suffered a fall while ice skating in 1396, when a friend collided with her and caused her to break a rib on the right side. From this injury, she never recovered. An abscess formed inside her body which later burst and caused Lydwine extreme suffering.

Eventually, she was to suffer a series of mysterious illnesses which in retrospect seemed to be from the hands of God. Lydwine heroically accepted her plight as the will of God and offered up her sufferings for the sins of humanity. Some of the illnesses which affected Lydwine were headaches, vomiting, fever, thirst, bedsores, toothaches, spasms of the muscles, blindness, neuritis and the stigmata. Her feast day is April 14.



  1. St. Lydwine pray for me to the Lord Our God. Help me Dear God to offer up to your divinity all my sufferings. Refresh me in thy most precious blood shed during your passion. Keep me forever in the knowledge of your glorious Resurrection when you overcame the death brought about by our sinfulness and promise the faithful eternal life. Praise God forever.

  2. St. Lydwine, please pray for my mom and all the sick people in the world that they may get better in Jesus Name Amen..

  3. St. Lydwine, please pray for my niece who has a tumor in her throat and needs immediately surgery. They have no financial help and the doctors have said it could lead to cancer if not immediately removed. Pray to Jesus for my niece we have a Mighty God and I have great faith she will not suffer. I pray for her healing please intercede for this intention. Amen

  4. St. Lydwine, my husband, brothers, sister and sister-in laws and my daughter are suffering from pain either of the legs or back please pray to God to ease their suffering. On this your feast day Jesus will not refuse whatever you ask for him for us. Thank you.

  5. St Lydwine, I lift up my nephews (2 of them), niece and sister in law who are going through depression or are disturbed please pray to Jesus for their healing. Anything you ask of Jesus today he will not refuse so please lift up all my petitions and intercede for us. Amen.

  6. St. Lydwine, please pray for all who are physically or mentally impaired in my family and for my husband. Ask Our heavenly father to restore them to optimum health, forgive them and us our sins, and lead them and us to a perfect union with Christ, especially my wonderful children, my friends’ children and all who do not yet recognize that there is a holy way. Foe my wonderful friend’s, I ask you to assist them in all their trials and bring them peace and happiness. I ask also for Bill, who is extremely ill. That he and Angela will be able to go through what is coming and find peace and holiness through this trial. Amen.

  7. St. Lydwine, please intercede and ask for a healing of my niece Colleen who has a mass on her kidney. She has 3 little kids who need her. St. Lydwine and St Peregrine please pray for her!