Saint Bernardine was born on September 8, 1380, and died May 20th 1444. Saint Bernardine was the greatest preacher of his time, journeying across Italy, calming strife-torn cities, attacking the paganism he found rampant, attracting crowds of 30,000, following Saint Francis of Assisi’s admonition to preach about “vice and virtue, punishment and glory.” At the point when he was 20, the plague was at its stature in his old neighborhood of Siena. Bernardine offered to run the medical clinic and, with the assistance of other youngsters, breast fed patients there for four months. He got away from the plague, yet was depleted to the point that a fever bound him for a while.
At 22, he entered the Franciscan Order and was appointed two years after the fact. For very nearly twelve years he lived in isolation and petition, yet his endowments eventually made him be sent to lecture. He generally went by walking, in some cases representing hours in a single spot, at that point doing likewise in another town. Saint Bernardine of Siena is the Patron Saint of: Advertising, Gambling, Italy, and Public relations. He took part in the Council of Florence in 1439, furthering the short-lived union of the Greek church with Rome. The centre of his movement was Il Gesù, a small chapel in Rome, which was later given to St. Ignatius of Loyola. Numerous miracles are said to have occurred at his tomb.
Saint Bernardine of Siena, you were healed of respiratory illness and preached the love and mercy of God everywhere you went. I come to you now seeking your prayers for all who suffer with respiratory illnesses. Plead their cases in unison with Mary, the Mother of God, and seek healing for them if that is God’s holy will. Pray, dear saint, that they suffer with joy, persevere with hope, and that they join their afflictions with Jesus for the salvation of souls. I ask your intercession on their behalf in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.