Saint Damian

detail from the painting of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian transplanting a leg with the help of angels, Württembergisches Landesmuseum,  Stuttgart, Germany; photographed by Andreas Praefcke in 2006; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteAlso known as

  • the Moneyless
  • the Silverless
  • Damiano



Twin brother of Saint Cosmas. Physician, trained in Syria; the brothers 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.






  • box of ointment
  • phial
  • medical emblems

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Damian“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 November 2021. Web. 6 December 2021. <>