Sunday, July 19, 2009

There is a saint for every neurosis

10 Reasons Why Catholicism Is the Best Religion for the Mentally Ill

Therese J. Borchard


April 11, 2008

1. There is a saint for every neurosis.

You have a neurosis? We've got a saint! St. Joseph takes care of those prone to panic attacks while traveling. For twitching, Bartholomew the Apostle is your dude. Those roaming the house in their sleep can call on Dymphna. The Venerable Matt Talbot is "patron saint" to those struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction. And, of course, St. Jude covers the hopeless causes.

The additional nine reasons can be found at Theresa's focus on the spiritual journey to mental health is one of the most read blogs at Beliefnet.

(For one of many sites that list patron saints for chronic and incurable illnesses, see