Oil Dedicated to St Paraskevi of Rome (Patron Healer of the Blind)
Oil Dedicated to St Paraskevi of Rome (Patron Healer of the Blind) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
St. Paraskevi of Rome, also known as Paraskeva Pyatnitsa, is a revered Christian saint venerated for her miraculous healing abilities, particularly as the patron saint of those suffering from blindness and eye ailments. Her life and legacy have left an indelible mark on the Christian faith and continue to inspire countless believers around the world.
Born in Rome in the 2nd century AD, little known about St. Paraskevi’s early years. However, her profound faith and devotion to Christianity became evident as she grew older. She dedicated her life to serving God and helping those in need, earning a reputation for her unwavering piety and acts of kindness.
St. Paraskevi’s fame as a healer began to spread when she performed her first miracle, restoring sight to a blind man who had sought her intercession in prayer. This miraculous event solidified her status as the patron saint of the blind, and people from far and wide flocked to her for healing and guidance.
Despite facing persecution and the threat of imprisonment due to her Christian beliefs, St. Paraskevi remained steadfast in her devotion to God. Her unwavering faith continued to attract followers, and her reputation as a healer continued to grow. She would often found in the streets of Rome, offering comfort and healing to those afflicted by blindness or other ailments.