PRAYER TO ST PE…

PRAYER TO ST PEREGRINE*

“O glorious St Peregrine, apostle of Our Lady of Sorrows, you who had such great faith that she obtained for you all that you asked of God, you who were so profoundly humble that until commanded by your superiors refused Holy Orders, you whose patience was so perfect, that when you begged Jesus Crucified the cure of cancer, your cancer, you asked that the suffering remain; through the ineffable joys that you now experience as a reward for your virtue and your submission to the will of God, imprint deep in our hearts and souls these same dispositions of faith, humility and submission to the Divine Will, so that we may obtain from the omnipotent God the favours we ask.

(pause here and silently recall the favours you are asking through the intercession of St Peregrine)

To whom shall we go if not to you, who bore in your own flesh this disease, you who were cured by Our Lord himself? The example of your life and your virtue will lead us to Our Lady, who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, and thus we shall obtain all we ask, through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.”
* the patron saint of the Catholic church for cancer victims

[from a booklet published in 1954 in honour of the Septenary of the saint bearing the Imprimatur of the Archbishop of Chicago]

 

 

Interior of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica & Nat...

Interior of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica & National Shrine, Chicago, Illinois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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THE VIRGIN OF MONTE MARIA

MONTEMARIA

A sacred healing space for broken
pilgrims from Asia
rises on a
stretch of virgin land in Monte Maria
– land of the Filipina –
Thousands come together
To hear the preacher-healer
A humble priest from the area.
He touches and a spell
Comes upon them; I fell
As soon as I saw him before me
In a makeshift marquee:
We then stood in awe and glee.

Uplifted spiritually
I ask the Lady of Monte Maria to pray for me.

© Millicent Danker
19 August 2012 / 22 May 2013