Sunday, May 1, 2011

Novena to Saint Peregrine

Novena to
Saint Peregrine

(To obtain cancer cures)

St. Peregrine was born in 1260 at Forlì, Italy to an affluent family. He lived a comfortable life as a youth, and politically opposed the papacy.  After he experienced the forgiveness of St. Philip Benizi, he changed his life and joined the Servite order.  He was ordained a priest, and later returned to his home to establish a Servite community.  There he was widely known for his preaching, penances, and counsel in the confessional.  He was cured of cancer, after he received a vision of Christ on the cross reaching out His hand to touch his impaired limb.  He died in 1345 and was canonized in 1726.  He is the patron of cancer patients.

Glorious wonder-worker, 
St. Peregrine, 
you answered the divine call with a ready spirit, 
and forsook all the comforts of a life of ease 
and all the empty honors of the world 
to dedicate yourself to God 
in the Order of His holy Mother.  
You labored manfully for the salvation of souls.  
In union with Jesus crucified, 
you endured painful sufferings with such patience 
as to deserve to be healed miraculously 
of an incurable cancer in your leg 
by a touch of His divine hand.  
Obtain for me the grace to answer every call of God 
and to fulfill His will in all the events of life.   
Enkindle in my heart a consuming zeal 
for the salvation of all men.  
Deliver me from the infirmities 
that afflict my body...

(State your need here...)

Obtain for me also a perfect resignation 
to the sufferings it may please God to send me, 
so that, imitating our crucified Savior 
and His sorrowful Mother, 
I may merit eternal glory in heaven.

St. Peregrine, 
pray for me 
and for all who invoke your aid.

Related: Novena to Saint Peregrine 2

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