St. Alphonsus Liguori Patron of those suffering pain/arthritis
St. Alphonsus was accomplished in the arts, being a painter, musician, poet, and author. He wrote 111 works on theology and spirituality, his most noted being The Glories of Mary. He is the patron saint of confessors, moral theologians, and the lay apostolate. We celebrate his feast day on August 1st.
A biographical article on the founder of the Redemptorists and devotional writer is available on the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia by following this link.