St. Peregrine is recognized as the Patron Saint of Cancer Patients
St. Peregrine was known for his holiness, but also for a miraculous healing that he received. He was scheduled to have his leg amputated because of a cancerous growth. The night before the surgery, he prayed for healing, received a vision of Christ coming down from the cross to touch his leg and was completely healed.
A victim of cancer himself, St. Peregrine not only had to accept the reality of his illness, but also the instantaneous healing of that disease through the intercession of Christ. For this reason, he is invoked for medical breakthroughs as well as for those suffering from cancer and other incurable diseases.
St. Peregrine’s Feast Day is celebrated on May 4th.
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.
Monthly the Friars of the Atonement celebrate a special Mass seeking St. Peregrine’s intercession for those sending petitions.
Twice a year the Friars celebrate special St. Peregrine Novenas – in May for his Feast Day and in October, the cancer-awareness month.