Thursday, July 10, 2008

St. Peregrine

PATRON SAINT FOR CANCER PATIENTS

St. Peregrine Laziosi
Peregrine Laziosi was born of a wealthy family at Forli, Italy, in 1260. . Following the instructions of the Virgin Mary received in a vision, Peregrine went to Siena and joined the Servites. It is believed that he never allowed himself to sit down for thirty years, while as far as possible, observing silence and solitude. Sometime later, Peregrine was sent to Forli to found a new house of the Servite Order. An ideal priest, he had a reputation for fervent preaching and being a good confessor. When he was afflicted with cancer of the foot and amputation had been decided upon, he spent the night before the operation, in prayer. The following morning he was completely cured. Once given the grace of conversion he became one of the great saints of his time. His great fervor and qualities as a confessor brought many back to the true Faith. Afflicted with cancer, Peregrine turned to God and was richly rewarded for his Faith, enabling him over many years to lead others to the truth. He is the patron of cancer patients.

This is a very special bracelet for those suffering of cancer. When I create a St. Peregrine's bracelet, I like to add some feminine charms like in this one, shoes, dresses, purses and other times other charms as a reminder of no matter what you are going thru, even cancer, you are still a beautiful person and I also added a faith charm, because your faith will get you thru this difficult time.

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