Prayer to St. Peregrine Laziosi

Saint Peregrine Prayer

St. Peregrine Laziosi may not be the most well known saint the Catholic Church has ever canonized, but he certainly is patron saint to a large group of people - whether you realize it or not.

That's because he's seen as a protector of those who suffer with cancer, HIV or any other serious life-threatening or chronic illness. To many Catholics, this means that they can pray to this figure - who himself had suffered with cancer - with the faith that he may intercede for them and provide a miraculous healing.

St. Peregrine stood the vast majority of 30 years as a self-imposed penance for slapping the individual who was to become St. Philip. Not only did this cause him to develop varicose veins, but it's said that he also acquired cancer in his foot because of it.

On the even of his amputation operation, St. Peregrine Laziosi dragged himself to the foot of a crucifix where he spent the night in prayer. During this time, he entered a trance-like state, in which he had a vision of Christ touching his diseased foot. Upon exiting the trance, he realized his foot was healed - completely.

Catholics now pray to this saint with the faith of receiving a healing themselves and to comfortthem in their - or their loved ones - darkest hours. Prayer itself is an act of faith in which you speak to the divine. While many types of prayers exist, depending on the purpose of your intended conversation, those who pray to St. Peregrine Laziosi, usually use what's called intercessory prayer.

This is the form of prayer used when you're requesting a petition be met - as in being healed from a chronic disease like cancer. Another form of prayer is that of thanksgiving - most often used those who have received an answer to their prayers.

Many other forms of prayer exist - and you've no doubt used these all through the years - including worshipping God, asking for either guidance or assistance in certain circumstances, confession of sins or to make amends for past mistakes or sins. And then sometimes we pray simply to express our thoughts and our emotions to God.

The following prayer is just one of many available to you to pray to St. Peregrine Laziosi to request his aid in helping to heal you from you cancer or chronic disease.

St. Peregrine Prayer
You answered the divine call
With a ready spirit,
And forsook all the comforts of the world
To dedicate yourself to God
In the Order of His Most Holy Mother.

You labored manfully
For the salvation of souls;
And in union with Jesus Crucified
You endured the most 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 souls;
Deliver me from the infirmities
that afflict my body

(name your petition)

Obtain for me

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. (3 times)

Saint Peregrine Prayer for people with cancer

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.

A Prayer to Saint 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 St. Peregrine

O God, who gave to St. Peregrine an Angel for his companion, the Mother of God for his Teacher, and Jesus as the Physician of his malady, grant we beseech You through his merits that we may on earth intensely love our Holy Angel, the blessed Virgin Mary, and our Saviour, and in Him bless them forever. Grant that we may receive the favor which we now petition. We ask this through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

(say 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory be to the Fathers with
the invocation "St. Peregrine, pray for us.")

Saint Peregrine Prayer

Dear Apostle of Emilia and member of the Order of Mary, you spread the Good News by your word, and by your life witnessed to its truth. In union with Jesus crucified, you endured excruciating sufferings so patiently as to be healed miraculously of cancer in the leg. If it is agreeable to God, obtain relief and cure for N., and keep us all from the dread cancer of sin. Amen.

Prayer to St. Peregrine prayer for cancer patients

We implore thy powerful aid, St. Peregrine, for all who are living unworthy of their Christian vocation. May the be converted from a sinful, selfish life, as thou wast by the good example of those who are obedient to Christ's counsels.

We invoke thy special help, St. Peregrine, for all in religious life that they may remain faithful as thou didst to their vows, and ever steadfast in their commitment to Christ.

We seek thy merciful aid, St. Peregrine, especially for those afflicted or threatened by cancer, by any ailment of the foot, or by any incurable diseases. Please help us quickly to find a cure for cancer, and a remedy for all our human infirmities of soul, mind, and body. Amen.

V. Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of Thine Eye,

R. In the shadow of Thy Wings, protect us.

prayer of st peregrine

St. Peregrine, we come to thee confidently to implore thy aid with God in our necessity. Thou wast converted instantly from a worldly life by the good example of one holy person. Thou wast also cured instantaneously of cancer by God's grace and unceasing prayer. In thy gracious kindness please ask the Lord to heal us also in body, mind, and soul. May we then also imitate thee in doing His work with renewed vigor and strength. Amen.
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