Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Monday, January 11, 2016
The Next Novena -- This Saint Brings Cures & Comfort
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 & family.
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 11th.
We're looking forward to praying with you and for you!
St. Peregrine is the Patron Saint of Cancer Patients.
St. Peregrine was known for his holiness but also for a miraculous healing that he received.
He was scheduled to have his leg amputated because of a cancerous growth. The night before the surgery, he prayed for healing, received a vision of Christ coming down from the cross to touch his leg and was completely healed.
St. Peregrine Novena Prayers
Dear holy servant of God, St. Peregrine, we pray today for healing.
Intercede for us! God healed you of cancer and others were healed by your prayers. Please pray for the physical healing of…
(Mention your intentions)
These intentions bring us to our knees seeking your intercession for healing.
We are humbled by our physical limitations and ailments. We are so weak and so powerless. We are completely dependent upon God. And so, we ask that you pray for us…
Day 1 – Pray for us, that we will not let sickness bring us to despair Day 2 – Pray for us, that we may persevere in hope Day 3 – Pray for us, that we will have the courage to offer up our suffering in unity with the Cross Day 4 – Pray for us, that the loneliness of our suffering will be consoled Day 5 – Pray for us, that the fear of death will be replaced with the hope of everlasting life Day 6 – Pray for us, that our suffering will not rob us of joy Day 7 – Pray for us, that in our pain we will not become selfish but ever more selfless Day 8 – Pray for us, that this sickness will teach me to depend more and more on God Day 9 – Pray for us, that our lives will glorify God alone
We know, St. Peregrine, that you are a powerful intercessor because your life was completely given to God. We know that in as much as you pray for our healing, you are praying even more for our salvation.
A life of holiness like yours is more important that a life free of suffering and disease. Pray for our healing, but pray even more that we might come as close to Our Lord as you are.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen