Just as we ask others to pray for us, so we can ask these saints to intercede for us. These particular saints are helpful intercessors , especially during times of adversity, sickness and peril.
The Fourteen Holy Helpers are invoked as follows;
Achatius, against headaches.
Barbara, against lightning, fire, explosion and sudden
Blaise, against diseases of the throat.
Catherine, by philosophers, students and lawyers.
Christopher, by travellers.
Cyriacus, against maladies of the eye.
Denis, against headaches and rabies.
Erasmus, against cramp and diseases of the intestines.
Eustace, by hunters and sometimes to save us from fire of all kinds, including eternal fire.
George, by soldiers and sometimes against skin diseases.
Giles, against epilepsy, insanity, sterility and cases of demonic possession.
Margaret, by pregnant women and during childbirth.
Pantaleon, against phthisis and other wasting diseases.
Vitus (or Guy), against epilepsy and against the ‘dance’ bearing his name.