Let’s Shut this down: Saint Corona IS NOT THE PATRON SAINT of EPIDEMICS. Big Catholic sites have run this appealing but false piece of news. Ironically Saint Corona is the Patron Saint of rebuking supersitions involving “treasure hunting” and money. How perfect and ironic.
The dubious site “GloriaTv.tv” made the claim in a recent post and the facts just don’t hold up. It seems it was just a very successful attempt at click bait. – Saint Corona was the Patron Saint for rebuking superstitions involving money, such as gambling or treasure hunting. This weak piece of journalism did not hold back most of established Catholic media from reporting this exciting but dubious discovery.
There is no evidence that Saint Corona is the Patron Saint of “Epidemics”
Legend from WIKIPEDIA
Their legend states that Victor was a Roman soldier of Italian ancestry, serving in the city of Damascus in Roman Syria during the reign of Emperor Antoninus Pius. He was tortured – including having his eyes gouged out.
While he was suffering from these tortures, the sixteen-year-old spouse of one of his brothers-in-arms, named Corona, comforted and encouraged him. For this, she was arrested and interrogated. According to the passio of Corona, which is considered largely fictional, Corona was bound to two bent palm trees and torn apart as the trunks were released.