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Sint Panteleimon

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Paneteleimon, the patron saint of physicians, was born in the city of Nicomedia in the north west part of Asia Minor into a noble family. He studied medicine and his reputation spread even into the capital of the empire, Rome. He sought to learn the truth of life and became a convert to Christianity. When the Saintís heathen father saw him cure a blind man he became baptized along with the cured man. The Saints reputation grew as he treated everyone, but first of all poor people and prisoners, each time preaching about the Savior, as physician of our souls and bodies. Panteleimon is seen holding a spoon and box of medicines and wears a red cloak as a symbol of his martyrdom.

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