Fourteen Holy Helpers

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The Fourteen Holy Helpers (also called 'Auxiliary Saints') are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession is believed to be particularly effective, especially against various diseases. This group originated in the 14th century at first in the Rhineland, Germany as Nothelfer = 'helpers in need', largely as a result of the epidemic that became known as the Black Death.

Name (German) Patronage Translations
Achatius Against fear of death and headaches, patron of soldiers
Great Britain Agathius
Norway Acasius
Barbara Against fever and sudden death, patron saint of armourers, artillerymen, military engineers, miners and others who work with explosives because of her old legend's association with lightning, and also of mathematicians
Blasius Against illness of the throat and for protection of domestic animals, patron saint of wool combers
Great Britain Blaise
Faroe Islands Blásius
Christophorus Against the Black Death and dangers while traveling
Great Britain Christopher
Denmark Kristoffer
Finland Kristoffer
Norway Kristoffer
Sweden Kristoffer
Cyriacus Against temptation on the death-bed
Norway Kyriakos
Dionysius Against headache
Great Britain Denis
Erasmus Against intestinal ailments and abdominal pain, patron of sailors
Eustachius Against family discord
Great Britain Eustace
Norway Eustacius
Georg For the health of domestic animals
Great Britain George
Denmark Jørgen
Faroe Islands Georgius
Finland Yrjö
Norway Jørgen
Sweden Göran
Katharina Against sudden death
Great Britain Catherine
Denmark Katarina
Finland Katariina
Norway Katarina
Sweden Katarina
Margareta During childbirth, and escape from devils
Great Britain Margaret
Finland Margareeta
Pantaleon For physicians, and against cancer & tuberculosis
Vitus Against epilepsy, lightning and for protection of domestic animals
Ägidius For a good confession, for nursing mothers and for cripples, beggars and blacksmiths
Great Britain Giles
Denmark Ægidius
Norway Egidius
Sweden Egidius