ST. CHRISTINA the ASTONISHING – Patron of Psychiatrists/Therapists
Christina suffered an epileptic seizure at age 21 and was believed to have died. At her funeral Mass, she levitated to the Church roof, awoke, and announced she had been sent back to pray for the souls trapped in purgatory. Living in poverty and behaving strangely around strangers, she was remembered as both holy but insane.
b. 1150 Brusthem (near Liege, Belgium) d. 7/24/1224 Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Patronage: Therapists, Psychiatrists, Millers, Mental health disorders and workers.
Feast Day: July 24
Memorial Day July 24