Oil Dedicated to St Symphorian (Patron against Syphilis)
St Symphorian (Patron against Syphilis) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Symphorian (also known as Symphorianus) was a martyr of the early Christian church, traditionally believed to have been killed during the reign of Roman Emperor Aurelian around the 3rd century. He was from Autun, a town in modern-day France. The most well-known account of his life, from Gregory of Tours, describes Symphorian arrested and executed for refusing to worship the Roman goddess Cybele.
However, there seems to some confusion about the request as St. Symphorian not typically recognized as a patron saint of children in the Catholic tradition. Patron saints of children include St. Nicholas, renowned for his generous gifts to the poor, and St. Philomena, who often invoked by mothers for the well of their children.
It’s also worth noting that the role of patron saints varies by local tradition and personal devotion, so different communities or individuals might have their own patron saints for particular causes, occupations, or life circumstances.
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, I could not find any source suggesting that St. Symphorian is the patron saint for children. For the most accurate and updated information, please consider contacting a Catholic theologian or a religious authority.