Saint Peregrine Novena for Cancer Patients - Hozana

Saint Peregrine Novena for Cancer Patients

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Saint Peregrine Novena for Cancer Patients

Let us pray Saint Peregrine for those suffering from cancer. Let us ask from our Lord, the support, strength and courage they need while in the midst of their trial.

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Let us pray Saint Peregrine for those suffering from cancer. Let us ask from our Lord, the support, strength and courage they need while in the midst of their trial.

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How to pray this novena:

Everyday you will receive by email and in your prayer space:

- a biblical verse,

- a daily prayer,

- the prayer to Saint Peregrine.

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Get to know Saint Peregrine:

Peregrine Laziosi is born in Forlì, Italy, around 1265.

In 1282, the city of Forlì, then under the jurisdiction of the Pope, rebels itself against it while under the growing influence of the Gibeline Party. The city is thereafter under prohibition to practice and celebrate the Holy Sacraments, from November 18th, 1282 until the Papal Power is restored on May 28th, 1283.

During this prohinition, Saint Philip Benizi (+1285), the prior general of the Servites, visiting his colleagues in Forlì, tried to bring the locals back to communion with the Pope, but without success. A group of people hit him and chased him out of the city. Among them is the young Peregrine who, moreover, slaps him with force, but who is deeply touched by the peaceful attitude of the holy man who prays for his persecutors.

Full of remorse, Peregrine humbly comes back to ask for his forgiveness. He converts and later askes to join the Order at the Convent of the Servites in Siena. After a few years, he returns to Forlì, to the Convent of the Servites, where he led a life of prayer, penance, practicing works of mercy.

In 1325,  suffering from gangrene in his right leg which left him no other choice than amputation, he drags himself, at night, to the chapter room, at the foot of a painting of the crucified Christ where he prays asking for healing. The pain is so intense that he loses consciousness and, in his dream, he sees Christ descend from the Cross to touch his sick leg. He wakes up and sees he has been healed.

Twenty years later, affected by a high fever, he dies on the first of May 1345.

On December 27th, 1726, he is canonised by Dominican Pope Benedict XIII. His body lays in the basilica which bears his name in Forlì. His feast day is on May 1st.

 



Source: Adapted from the novena broadcasted by the Saint Peregine Sanctuary of Montreal, Canada.

Prayer from the retreat

Prayer to Saint Peregrine

O Glorious Saint Peregrine, apostle of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, you whose Faith was so great, that it got you everything you asked of God, you whose humility was so deep, that you accepted to be a priest only on the orders of your superiors, you whose patience was so perfect, that you ask Jesus Crucified to cure you of your cancer and to leave you suffering from it, by the ineffable joys that you taste now as a reward for your virtues and your submission to the Will of God , put in our hearts and souls these dispositions of Faith, humility and submission to divine goodwill so that we can obtain from the omnipotence of God. (Express the favors that one wishes to obtain….) To whom would we have recourse, if not to you who carried our infirmities in your flesh, you on whom Our Lord Himself bent over to heal you. The example of your life and your virtues will bring us near to Our Lady, who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, and thus we will obtain what we ask for. Through Jesus, Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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