The Friars invite you to join us in praying for St. Peregrine’s intercession, both on his feast day, May 4, and throughout the year.
We want to lift up your intentions in prayer during a special Novena of Healing Masses seeking St. Peregrine’s miraculous intercession. The Novena begins on the 4th of each month.
Who is St. Peregrine
St. Peregrine is known as the patron saint of cancer patients and those suffering with life-threatening or chronic disease. He is known for his great faith in our Lord which lead to his own miraculous healing from cancer.
After his conversion to Catholicism, Peregrine ministered to the poor and the sick. He underwent a severe trial when he developed a cancerous sore on his leg. After some time, doctors determined that amputating the leg was the only way to save his life.
Peregrine spent the night before the operation praying before a crucifix in a hospital chapel. He prayed for healing, but also for the strength to accept the Lord’s will, as the Lord had accepted His own crucifixion.
During the night, he dreamt that Christ came down from the cross and touched his leg. The next morning, he and his doctors, made the joyful discovery that he was miraculously cured!
Following his own miracle, Peregrine spent the remainder of his life cancer free and went on to aid in healing others. The Church attributed to him hundreds of miracles throughout his life, recognizing more than 300 cures of cancer and other illnesses from 1694 to 1726 in one city there alone! Today, we turn to St. Peregrine for his intercession for those suffering great illness.
Pray to St. Peregrine
St. Peregrine Intercession Prayer
Oh great St. Peregrine, wonder worker, you were cured instantaneously of cancer by God’s grace and unceasing prayer. In your gracious kindness please ask the Lord to heal (name person) in body, mind and soul. May we then also follow you in doing his work with renewed vigor and strength. Amen.
Cure the Sick – Prayer to Saint Peregrine
O great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty,” “The Wonder-Worker,” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you.
For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of being until you took recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favoured with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction.
We beseech you to ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.
(Pause here recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying)
Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.