St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor of the Poor

Good short review here by Father C.  John McCloskey of Antonio Tripodoro, S.J.’s biography of a wonderful saint.

St. Giuseppe cared for the wounded and dying soldiers in the Italian army during World War I. With them, as with all his patients, he practiced medicine with the general philosophy that there was a close link between body and soul and that bodily health was linked to the soul’s being in a state of grace. He told one of his former students: “Remember that you must treat not only bodies, but also souls, with counsel that appeals to their minds and hearts, rather than with cold prescriptions to be sent in to the pharmacist.” Read more.