1265 – 1345
Saint Peregrine experienced firsthand the despair of the incurably ill. Stricken with a gangrenous cancer, he came to accept not only the severity of his illness, but also the miracle of his healing at the hands of Christ. As a result of Saint Peregrine’s example of acceptance and faith, he has many followers the world over, particularly among those who are seriously ill. He is invoked for medical breakthroughs, for those stricken with serious ailments, and for protection against diseases. He is the patron of those suffering from cancer, running sores, or any incurable disease.
Saint Peregrine Novena
O great Saint Peregrine, you who have been called “the Mighty” and
“the Wonder Worker” because of the numerous miracles you have had
recourse to, for so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous
disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and you had recourse
to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more.
You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from his cross
To heal your afflictions. Ask of God and our Lady the cure of these
sick persons whom we entrust to you. 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.
(Mention your request).
Saint Peregrine, pray for me and for all who invoke your aid. Amen
Say this novena nine times in a row for nine days in a row.
Saint Peregrine is invoked against Cancer, Incurable Illnesses, Running Sores
Feast Day: May 2
Saint Peregrine is particularly popular in Spain and Austria
Above novenas excerpted from the book “Novena:The Power of Prayer” by Barbara Calamari and Sandra DiPasqua