Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Ss Cosmas and Damian - pray for us doctors

In the new calendar these medical twins are celebrated today (in the pre-V2 calendar, tomorrow). They are co-patrons of doctors (though as a non-surgeon I feel a little more confortable with the physician St Luke). That's because by legend the holy brothers pulled off the transplant of an African's leg onto a caucasian patient - impressive!

They are mentioned, of course, in the Roman Canon:

Communicantes, et memoriam venerantes, in primis gloriosae semper Virginis Mariae, Genetricis Dei et Domini nostri Iesu Christi: sed et beati Ioseph, eiusdem Virginis Sponsi, et beatorum Apostolorum ac Martyrum tuorum, Petri et Pauli, Andreae, (Iacobi, Ioannis, Thomae, Iacobi, Philippi, Bartholomaei, Matthaei, Simonis et Thaddaei: Lini, Cleti, Clementis, Xysti, Cornelii, Cypriani, Laurentii, Chrysogoni, Ionnis et Pauli, Cosmae et Damiani) et omnium Sanctorum tuorum; quorum meritis precibusque concedas, ut in omnibus protectionis tuae muniamur auxilio. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Pray for us doctors (and our patients). Pray especially for my fellow bloggers young Antonia and Joee Blogs as they start their medical careers.


Blogger Joee Blogs said...

cheers buddy! you rock! i din't realise you're a dr yourself! it'd be gd to chat about catholic healthcare stuff some time.
perhaps that can be a bit of a blog feature at some point?

6:55 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Any time! email me (see profile page)

11:57 PM  
Blogger antonia said...

Thanks! God Bless!

7:08 PM  

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