Blessed Herman Contractus: born with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and a cleft palate. Given to the Benedictine
monks at age seven by his family. Later in life, he became a monk, and authored the "Salve Regina" and "Alma Redemptoris
Leonie Martin: sister of St. Therese of Lisieux; had been difficult due to abuse by a house maid; tried religious life
four times; made final profession the fourth time.
St. Christina the Astonishing: after a near-death experience, returned to life with mystical gifts. We invoke her
for sensory issues, since she could not stand the smell of unclean persons. She was also known to hide in ovens.
St. Gilbert of Sempringham -- Was born deformed, and suffered from Attention Deficit Disorder while growing up.
St. Lazarus of Bethany -- He was supposedly mute after his resurrection. Tradition holds he said three words before
his second death: "Clay stealing day," when he saw someone steal a jug.