St Peregrine (Cancer) Healing Holy Card with Medal
Holy Card: Full-Color Cardstock 2 1&fraslay2" Wx 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.