THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS – PANTELEON
The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.
This group of "helpers in need" originated in 14th century Rhineland, due largely as a result of the epidemic that grew to become the Black Death, but their veneration spread almost as quickly as the plague.
Saint Panteleon was a martyr of Nicomedia in Bithynia during the Diocletian persecution of 303 AD.
He is the patron saint of Physicians and protects against cancer and tuberculosis and is celebrated on July 27th.