St. Peregrine Devotion
St. Peregrine monthly devotion is the first Saturday of the Month following 8am Mass. Come pray with
us and receive a blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine. Invite a friend to this beautiful, prayerful devotion.
Saint Peregrine Laziosi
St. Peregrine was born into a wealthy family, he was very active in politics, and made his anti-Catholic sentiments known. St. Philip Benizi, Prior General of the Servants of Mary, went to Forli to preach reconciliation. Young Peregrine, heckled Philip during his preaching, and went on to strike him. Philip, chose not to respond in anger, to the attack, instead he forgave Peregrine. Because of this, he decided to do good works and eventually joined the Servants of Mary in Siena, Italy. He went back to Forli, where he spent the rest of his life, dedicating himself to the sick, the poor. He also decided to stand whenever it was not necessary to sit, as his penance. This eventually led to varicose veins, which became an open sore on his leg, and was eventually diagnosed as cancer. A Surgeon decided to amputate the leg. The night before the surgery, Peregrine prayed before the image of the crucified Christ, and when he awoke, the wound was healed and his leg saved. He lived another 20 years, dying on May 1, 1345, and the age of about 80. Peregrine was canonized on December 27, 1726, and has been named the Patron Saint of those suffering from cancer.
Feast Day: May 1