The St. Peregrine Novena for Cancer Patients – 2014

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St. PeregrineAt some point in our lives, each of us will be affected by cancer or another terminal disease. Whether it affects us directly or indirectly, it can cause great suffering in our lives.

So many of the prayer requests we receive are for those suffering with cancer. So the next novena we will pray is the St. Peregrine Novena for Cancer Patients, starting on Monday, January 19th.

St. Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He had a cancerous ulcer on his leg which was miraculously cured when it was thought to be beyond saving.

So we will pray this novena for all cancer patients, all those suffering from life-threatening illnesses, for their families & friends, as well as for physicians and scientists working to discover a cure.

We hope you will join us in praying this novena, and that you will share it with all of your friends and family.

They can sign up to pray with us here:

St. Peregrine’s feast day is May 1st. But as with every novena, you can pray it any time of the year — and we will start this one on January 19th.

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you!

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  1. LORD, please take care of my mother and father, both whom are suffering. Please find it in your heart to heal them and keep them from suffering. In your loving name Lord, we pray. Jamie, Briana and Kennedi

  2. thank you for sharing this novena. please include my son’s dad, Alito in your prayers that he may be spared from colon cancer. amen.

  3. Please pray for my dad Tim H. He has stage 4 cancer & doesn’t have much time. We are asking for a miracle healing. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

  4. Please pray with all your heart & soul for my sister-in-law Margaret A. She has cancer and she is still a young women. Please we pray to St.
    Peregrine all together through our lord Jesus Christ, Joseph S.

  5. Dear St. Perigrine, please pray that my coming medical check-up will turn up normal findings for I feel lump on my breast and getting body discomfort. Please pray also for my friend who just newly diagnosed of having cancer and also please include the father in law of my nephew for he is will be recovered from his illness.
    Thank you.

  6. Mike Sweeney was first diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of the esophagus and he was recently told that he has Stage 2 not Stage 4!!!! Please Keri praying for a complete healing!!

    • Today is the fifth day of the Novena for Emily O’Gorman. This is the fifth day and she has been released from the mental hospital. This is the 9th time she has been hospitalized for schizophrenic disorder. I will continue to pray for her healing.

      I am on the second novena to St. Peregrine for Christina Valtez Gallegos. The first ended on the 12th of November. She was scheduled to have stomach, pancreas and half of her spleen removed on the 13th. A new Dr. cancelled that surgery and has scheduled her for laproscopy surgery on the 22nd to biopsy those organs. He does not want to cut anything out before he knows for sure. Today is the 5th day of that Novena. I am praying for a complete cure. She is 40 years old, married, and the mother of two boys. She is a Light, she beams! She is o.k. with whatever comes. She is trusting. She is not Catholic but I have told her she is an honorary Catholic.

  7. I’m praying for healing for my neighbour with cancer and for all the intentions of all who are praying this Novena with us to have their wishes granted

  8. Please pray for me, I just had half of my thyroid removed because they think that it may be a cancer nodule. Will get biospy results next week, praying that it’s nothing as I’m a 5.5 year breast cancer survivor. Also pray for my other sisters that are also facing fear of a cancer recurrence too!

  9. Saint Peregrine has answered my families’ prayers already. My mother was biopsied last week for what the doctors were almost positive was skin cancer. They already had her scheduled for surgery to remove the growth. Her test results came back yesterday saying that the growth was benign. The power of prayer is unbelievable!

  10. +
    This prayer request comes from a fellow parishioner:
    “Hello, I received this prayer request from my Christendom Alumni eloop. This is heartbreaking! Please pray for a miracle for this family.

    Thank you,
    God Bless,

    > Tricia (’12):
    > I am asking for prayers for my cousin and her husband, Anne and Paul. Paul was diagnosed with testicular cancer on Christmas Eve and it has spread from all over his chest to his brain now. They have their fourth child on the way. He started Chemo therapy this weekend but his chances do not look good. We are all praying to Bl. Margaret of Costello that Paul’s healing will be the second miracle she needs to become a saint. So please pray! If you are on facebook you can like the Team Paul and Ann Coakley Page to get updates, pictures, etc. It is so beautiful to hear about the peace Paul has even in the midst of his great suffering; it has been such a time of grace for my family. I’ve included the latest update from my cousin Anne:
    > Team Paul and Ann Coakley
    > We almost lost my hero, my best friend, the love of my life tonight, but he’s still here! I asked for prayers earlier for discernment as we made decisions; decisions we didn’t think we’d have to make for a little while longer. The drs asked Paul if he’d want to be put on a ventilator if/when the time came. His immediate answer was yes, but I wasn’t in the room at the moment, so we discussed it when I got back. I told him that if God was calling him home we both had to accept …that. I would take care of our babies here & he could go play with our 4 angels in heaven. He thanked me, but said he wasn’t ready to stop fighting yet. He felt the ventilator might give his heart & lungs the break he needed to heal. The drs said that they wouldn’t consider it if Paul didn’t have a chance anyway, but they could see how strong he is. They said his heart & lungs were working like a person running on a treadmill for days with out stopping. And with the fact that he’s been living off of about 350-650 calories a day he’s been running on sheer will power. This was something we thought might be a possibility in the next few days, but as we spoke to the Dr at evening rounds, Paul’s heart rate started going up & oxygen went down. My mom & I were ushered out as a rapid response team worked on him. They were trying to get him to respond & he wasnt so I called his name and he looked up at me. It was terrifying, but he does look so much better now. He is going to need prayers for peace to cope with the fear of having tubes down his throat as he comes out of sedation.Things are rough as he gets his lungs cleared. Storm heaven!!!
    > Prayers mean so much! Thank you!
    > God bless,
    > Tricia
    > ###

    • I’m praying for him and the whole family. May the healing power of the Holy Spirit embrace him and heal him, through Christ our Lord. God blesses you all