V. Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of your eye,
R. In the shadow of your wings protect us.
St. Peregrine, we come to you confidently to implore your aid with God in our necessity. You were converted instantly from a worldly life by the good example of one holy person. You were cured instantaneously of cancer by God's grace and unceasing prayer. In your gracious kindness please ask the Lord to heal us also in body, mind and soul. May we then also imitate you in doing His work with renewed vigor and strength. Amen.
St. Peregrine is patron of all who are afflicted with cancer, foot ailments, or any incurable disease.
He was a native of Forli in Italy and died in the year 1345 at the age of 85. As a young man, he led a worldly and dissolute life.
St. Peregrine changed his manner of living because of the good example of St. Philip Benizi. He happened one day to strike St. Philip in anger, and was instantly converted when the saint turned the other cheek for him to hit.
St. Peregrine joined the religious society of the Servites of Mary, and was later cured instantaneously of advanced cancer of the foot. He was canonized in 1726, and his feast is celebrated on May 1. Read more about St. Peregrine here.
Two Solemn Novenas of Masses and Prayers in honor of St. Peregrine
For your intentions, and those of all who are dear to you, we have arranged two Solemn Novenas of Masses:
- A Solemn Novena of Masses in petition from the second to the tenth of the month; and
- A Solemn Novena of Masses in thanksgiving from the 11th to the 19th of the month.
You are invited to send in your intentions, both petitions and thanksgivings, to be remembered in these two Solemn Novenas.