Saint Peregrine

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St. Peregrine Laziosi was born in Forli, Italy, around 1265. At that time, Forli was governed by the Pope as part of the Papal States, and Peregrine grew up in a family that was actively involved in the opposition, or anti-papal party. Because of anti-papal activity, the city was under the church penalty of interdict, meaning that Mass and the Sacraments could not be celebrated there. St. Philip Benizi, Prior General of the Servants of Mary, went to Forli to preach reconciliation. Young Peregrine, very intense in his political fervor, not only heckled Philip during his preaching, but, in fact, struck him. Philip, instead of responding with anger and violence to the attack, turned and forgave Peregrine.

This encounter with Philip is said to have dramatically changed Peregrine. He began channeling his energy into good works and eventually joined the Servants of Mary in Siena, Italy. He returned to Forli, where he spent the rest of his life, dedicating himself to the sick, the poor, and those on the fringes of society. He also imposed on himself the penance of standing whenever it was not necessary to sit. This led to varicose veins, which later deteriorated into an open sore on his leg, and was eventually diagnosed as cancer.

St. Peregrine’s leg wound became so serious that the local surgeon decided to amputate the leg. The night before the surgery, Peregrine prayed before the image of the crucified Christ, and when he awoke, the wound was healed and his leg saved. He lived another 20 years, dying on May 1, 1345, and the age of about 80. Peregrine was canonized on December 27, 1726, and has been named the Patron Saint of those suffering from cancer.

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  1. Dear Saint Peregrine, I pray for the healing of my father, Antonio. May God bless him and heal his mind and body, I asked this in the name of Jesus.

  2. St. Peregrine, please pray for my mum’s healing from liver cancer. May our Almighty Father, ever living God heal my mum just as how He has healed you. Through Christ our Lord, amen.

  3. St.Peregrine, please pray for my son Joseph healing from stomach cancer May our Almighty Father ever living God heal my son just as he healed you. Through Christ our Lord AMEM.

  4. St. Peregrine, please pray to the Lord to heal my father from gallbladder cancer and to pray for family and friends as well. Give us the strength to overcome this obstacle that is impacting our lives.

  5. I pray for a dear friend of mine who has lung cancer, she was given 6 to nine months to live, please cure her, I beg you.

  6. Saint Peregrine, I ask for good news for my mother’s breast cancer. I ask that the tumor is shrinking that she will be able to have a safe removal . I also pray for all cancer patients and their families.

  7. St Peregrine please pray for the healing of Juliet Oguzie from breast cancer. As you obtained your healing from the Cruxified Christ, may she also received her own healing through Christ our Lord Amen

  8. St peregrine please pray for the my sister Linda healing of the cancer in her body true Christ or lord amen

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