Type “patron saint of pandemics” into Google and you may be shocked at what you find. The patron saint of pandemics is… St. Corona. But is this a blessing or a curse?
“It's incredible but it's seemingly true—there is a Saint Corona and she is one of the patrons of pandemics,” according to the website of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing, Michigan.
The diocese claims the remains of this second century saint are in northern Italy. Is it any coincidence, then, northern Italy is the epicenter of the massive outbreak of the virus in Europe? If this Saint—and the prayers to this saint—are so powerful then why is the outbreak here worse than anywhere else in the world?
Could it be that well-meaning people are actually praying to a demon power that is unleashing death in the nation?
According to BBC, almost 7,000 people have been killed by the virus so far as of March 24. That’s more than any other country in the world.
“Caskets are piling up in churches, BBC reports. “In Bergamo, which has the highest number of cases in Italy, the military has had to step in because the city's cemeteries are now full … But at the moment there is no sunshine in sight. And although all pray for it, no-one knows exactly when everything will indeed be ok once again.”
Let me just say it. Praying to St. Corona is beyond idolatrous. It’s Jezebelic. “Mary worship” seems to empower the queen of heaven, also known as Jezebel. When Mary is lifted up to a place where only Jesus belongs, it unleashes demonic activity in that territory. As demonic activity increases, people report feelings of oppression, fatigue, strong warfare against the mind that makes you feel like quitting and even physical manifestations for which doctors can't find a reason.
In the same manner, could praying to St. Corona be empowering this plague? Could praying to a dead woman, which is essentially necromancy, be opening the door for the coronavirus’ massive death toll in Italy?
“Several readers have asked us about St. Corona being a patron saint to invoke against epidemics. This can be verified in various German-language sources, as this particular aspect of devotion to her is most common in Austria and Bavaria,” writes Aleteia.org. “Thus, about St. Corona, we can say that Providence truly has given her to us at this time, and that she and surely all the saints, are praying for our world in this dire situation.”
While St. Corona is pictured as a martyr, let’s be clear. Praying to saints is not going to stop a virus, and in actuality, I believe could make it worse. What you pray to, you empower. Dead saints can’t answer our prayers, and when we set up idols and pray to them we are setting ourselves up for a fall. Jesus is the only mediator between man and God. I would urge all those in Italy to pray to God in the name of Jesus. In fact, the Pope earlier this week told people if they could not go to a priest for confession they could ask God for forgiveness. No pope—at least no modern pope—has ever uttered such words.
Let’s pray for Italy. Whether or not the idolatry in the land is causing the virus to rage in this European nation, which also happens to be headquarters for the Vatican.
My heart breaks for Italy. We prayed for nearly two hours this afternoon. You can listen to the prayer broadcast here and agree with us.
Pray that the coronavirus’ reign would end in Italy.
Pray for intercessors to rise up in Italy to stand in the gap.
Pray for those who are asking help from a dead woman to get a revelation of the power of Jesus.