St. Peregrine (Cancer) Healing Medal Holy Card
Prayer is an essential tool for healing and is an excellent source of comfort, courage and strength for those who are suffering. During times of illness, disease or a life challenge, nothing is more important than to offer prayer and to join with others in assurance of these prayers.
In addition to prayer, the Saints protect us against harm, help strengthen our faith and offer spiritual guidance and healing. They are our models of prayer and their intercession helps present powerful prayers of healing to God on our behalf.
Our Patron Saints of Healing line offers hope and comfort to those who seek healing through the intercession of the Saints. Each holy card and medal set includes a high-quality prayer card that contains novena prayers specific to the affliction, a short biography of the patron saint and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Holy Card: Full-Color Cardstock 2 1⁄2" W x 4" H (closed)
Saint Medal: Oxidized Silver 1" H
Includes a full-color holy card with two healing prayers, a saint biography and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Saint Peregrine was born in 1260 in Forli, Italy, where he enjoyed an affluent life. At the age of 30, he converted to Catholicism and gave his life to God. He joined the Servite Order and dedicated his life to caring for the sick, poor, and marginalized. Peregrine practiced a penance of standing instead of sitting whenever possible. Years of this extreme wear resulted in varicose veins, which eventually broke down into open, running sores. At age 60, he was diagnosed with cancer in his leg.
The night before his leg was to be amputated, Peregrine dragged himself before the crucifix and begged the crucified Lord to heal him. Falling into a deep, trance-like sleep, Peregrine saw Jesus lean down from the cross to touch his leg. He awoke the following morning to find his sores completely healed and his cancer cured.
He died on May 1, 1345 and was canonized on December 27, 1726.
Saint Peregrine is recognized today as the patron of those who suffer from cancer. His feast day is May 4th.
Saint Peregrine, Pray for Us.