known as Peregrinus
Memorial 1 May
Born wealthy, he spent a worldly youth, and became involved in politics. Peregrine
was initially strongly anti-Catholic. During a popular revolt, he struck the papal
peace negotiator, Saint Philip Benizi, across the face. Saint Philip calmly turned
the other cheek, prayed for the youth, and Peregine converted. He received a vision
of Our Lady who told him to go to Siena, Italy, and there to join the Servites.
After training and ordination, they assigned him to his home town. He lived and
worked, as much as possible, in complete silence, in solitude, and without sitting
down for 30 years in an attempt to do penance for his early life. When he did
speak, he was known as a fervant preacher, excellent orator, and gentle confessor.
Founded a Servite house at Forli. A victim of a spreading cancer in his foot,
Peregrine was scheduled for an amputation. The night before the operation, he
spent in prayer; that night received a vision of Christ who healed him with a
touch. The next morning, Peregrine found his cancer completely healed.
1260 at Forli, Italy
Died 1345 at Forli, Italy of natural
causes; body incorrupt
Beatified 11 September 1702 by Pope
Canonized 27 December 1726 by Pope Benedict XIII
Patronage against cancer ,against breast cancer,
against open sores, against skin diseases, AIDS patients ,cancer patients, sick
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