I found out that my friend’s mother (who is not Catholic; my friend is, though) was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s B-Cell Lymphoma right before Christmas. She’s going through chemotherapy, but the cancer is so advanced that they don’t know if she will pull through or not, so it’s a waiting game. My friend asked me to pray for her because he’s not ready to let her go yet, but he trusts that God’s will is perfect. When we were thinking about the patron saint against cancer, I remembered that it was St. Peregrine, and I’ve been praying for her ever since I found out. Please hold “Deb” in your prayers. Thank you.
O great St. Peregrine,
you who have 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,
you who for so many years
bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease
that destroys the very fiber of our being,
and who had recourse to the source of all grace
when the power of man could do no more;
you who were favored with the vision of Jesus
coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction,
ask of God and Our Lady,
the cure of these sick persons whom we entrust to you.
(Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick persons for whom you are
Aided in this way by your powerful intercession,
we shall sings to God,
now and for all eternity,
a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.