Saint Cosmas

[Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian]Also known as

  • Cosma
  • the Moneyless
  • the Silverless

Memorial

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Twin brother of Saint Damian. Physician, trained in Syria; the bothers accepted no payment for their services, and their charity brought many to Christ. Reported to have miraculously replaced the ulcered leg of a man named Justinian with one from a recently deceased man. Arrested during the persecutions of Diocletian, he was tortured, but suffered no injury. Martyr. Many fables grew up about the brothers, connected in part with the ability of their relics to heal.

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Representation

  • box of ointment
  • phial
  • medical emblems
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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Cosmas“. Saints.SQPN.com. 24 March 2014. Web. 29 July 2014. <>