Catholic Prayers to Saints for Addiction

Saints for Addiction

If you are a Catholic, you may want to consider a prayer to the Saints for Addiction. Among them are St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. John of Kronstadt, and St. Mark Ji Tianxiang. These men have all been linked to the healing of addicts. However, there is another saint that many people believe can help those suffering from addiction. He is known as the “Patron Saint of Addicts.”

St. John of Kronstadt

Saint John of Kronstadt was a 19th century Orthodox Christian priest who dedicated his life to the fight against addiction and alcoholism. His Orthodox faith was founded on the Holy Gospel and an authentic life in the Holy Spirit. His efforts were manifested through daily Divine Services, Holy Confession, and frequent Holy Communion.

The prayer of penitence was read aloud to people by St. John in a long, husky tone. He leaned on analogy and prayed. While he prayed, torrents of tears would fall from his eyes. The penitents, seeing only themselves and bared their secrets, would be moved and repent.

Saint John would often fall down in prayer in front of the altar. His sacramental calling filled him with trembling. One priest recalled that he would tremble in awe and fear. He would then stand before his Heavenly Father in awe of his priestly call. In doing so, he would offer the propitiatory sacrifice of Christ, thereby redeeming the world. Through this, he obtained remission of sins, forgiveness, and eternal rest for the dead.

St. Mark Ji Tianxiang

Addiction is a serious issue that plagues so many people today. It is estimated that as many as 130 people die every day in the United States as a result of drug overdose. For many of these people, St. Mark Ji represents a symbol of hope. As the patron saint of drug addicts, St. Mark Ji is a great choice for a patron saint.

In the early 1900s, a Chinese lay Catholic named Ji Tianxiang, a practicing Catholic, became addicted to opium. For thirty years, he suffered from addiction. During his ordeal, priests misunderstood his addiction and denied him absolution. Despite this, Ji Tianxiang continued to attend Mass and prayed to die as a martyr.

St. Maximilian Kolbe

If you suffer from addiction, St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of addicts. Wear a prayer medal or pendant with his image and pray for help with your addiction. These prayer medals are 3/4 inches tall and can be worn on a bracelet or necklace. You can also wear them on a safety pin.

You can also carry a decade rosary with you to remind you of the patronage of St. Maximilian Kolbe when you’re on the go. They’re compact and easy to carry around.

St. Therese

In the early 1900s, a young woman named St. Therese made a pilgrimage to Rome and was inspired to become a Carmelite nun. Her older sisters, Celine and Leonie, had already become Carmelite nuns, and she wanted to follow their footsteps. After her father’s death, St. Therese asked the pope for permission to join the order, and he granted her wish, stating that it was the will of God.

In 1877, Therese’s mother, Zelie Martin, died of breast cancer, and the four-year-old Therese adopted her sister Pauline, who later entered the Carmelite monastery in Lisieux. However, in 1883, Therese contracted a mysterious illness and was cured when a statue of Our Lady of Victories smiled upon her. Soon after, her sister Marie entered the monastery as well. Since the age of three, Therese had dreamed of becoming a nun. However, her local bishop had advised her to wait until she was older.

St. Augustine Yi Kwang-hon

In Korea, Saint Augustine Yi Kwang-hon was born into a family of pagan aristocracy and fell into a life of degeneracy. After he was baptized, he was cured of addiction. Most addicts find it hard to remain clean after baptism, but Augustine was miraculously healed. He never craved alcohol or wine again, and was able to remain clean until he died in martyrdom.

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