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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Eucharist at the canonization of Frei Galvão in São Paulo, Brazil on 11 May 2007    
(photo credit Fabio Pozzebom/ABr - Agência Brasil;)

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Prayer to St. Peregrine for cancer patients

 
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  • Let us pray:
    Dear Saint Peregrine I need your help. I feel so uncertain of my life right now. Serious illness (for myself, family, friends) test my faith in God. Help me imitate your enduring faith when you faced the ugliness of cancer and surgery. Allow me to trust the Lord the way you did in this moment of distress. I want to be cured, but right now I ask God for the strength to bear this cross in my life. I ask for the grace not to despair. I seek the power to proclaim God's presence in my life despite the hardship, anguish, and fear I now experience. Oh glorious Saint Peregrine be an inspiration to me and a petitioner of these needed graces from our loving Father. Amen.
  • A Prayer to  St. Peregrine for my Cancer
    St. Peregrine, whom Holy Mother Church has declared Patron of those suffering from Cancer, I confidently turn to you for help in my present sickness. I beg your kind intercession.
    Ask God to relieve me of this sickness, if it be his Holy Will. Plead with the Blessed Virgin Mary,
    the Mother of Sorrows, whom you loved so tenderly and in union with whom you have suffered the pains of Cancer,
    that she may help me with her powerful prayers and loving consolation.
    But if it should be God’s Holy Will that I bear this sickness, obtain for me courage and strength to accept these trails
    from the loving hand of God with patience and resignation, because he knows what is best for the salvation of my soul.
    St. Peregrine, be my friend and patron. Help me to imitate you in accepting suffering, and to unite myself with Jesus Crucified
    and the Mother of Sorrows, as you did. I offer my pains to God with all the love of my heart, for his glory and the salvation of souls,
    especially my own.
    Amen.
  • A Prayer to St. Peregrine for Sick Relatives and Friends
    O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty", "The Wonder Worker" because
    of the numerous miracles which you obtained from God for those who have turned to you in
    their need. For so many years, you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys
    the very fiber of our being.
    You turned to God when the power of human beings could do no more, and you were favored
    with the vision of Jesus coming down from His cross to heal your affliction. I now ask God to
    heal these sick persons whom I entrust to you:
    (Here mention their names)
    Aided by your powerful intercession, I shall sing with Mary a hymn of gratitude
    to God for His great goodness and mercy.
    Amen.
  • Prayer to Saint Peregrine for the Cancer of Others
    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 fibre of our being,
    and who had 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.
    Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.
    (Pause here and silently 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.
    Amen.

     

 
Novena to St. Peregrine