St. Peregrine: Patron of Cancer Sufferers

Saint Peregrine
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St. Peregrine: Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers Overview Many people have been affected by cancer or know someone who has.  Traditionally, St. Peregrine has been the patron saint of cancer sufferers and of those with major life-threatening illnesses since his death in 1345. We may feel helpless in the face of chronic or even terminal illness as well as any condition which causes pain. Moreover, it may even cause you to cry, “Amputate!” which is exactly what was going to happen to St. Peregrine. Born in Italy in 1260, Peregrine wasn’t always a faith filled or hopeful follower of Christ. In his… Continue Reading

Epiphany – The Feast of God’s Challenge

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Epiphany: The Feast of God’s Challenge In John Paul II’s homily of January 6, 1979, he referred to Epiphany as the feast of God’s challenge. It was such an intriguing way to refer to this day that I thought I would share with you what he said… “Those who have already reached the faith and those who are on the path to finding it share alike in this feast. They participate, giving thanks for the gift of faith, as did the Kings who, filled with gratitude, knelt before the Chil…d. The Church, more aware each year of the vastness of… Continue Reading