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.
Prayer to Saint Peregrine
For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fibre of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favoured with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you. (Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying)
O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty," "The Wonder-Worker," because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you.
I went to the semi-annual gem and bead show that comes to Tucson, AZ and I was able to find these gorgeous beads to create this spiritual blessing in Honor of St. Peregrine and be a reminder of those suffering from cancer that Our Lord, Our Blessed Mother and the Saints are and will be with you.
The gorgeous center bead transmits such a wonderful feeling of peace and changes with the gold shimmer swirl it just so beautiful
I added St. Peregrine relic medal and other Catholic medals include : St. Bededict
(Against evil, witchcraft; against poison; agricultural workers; carvers; civil engineers; coppersmiths; dying people )
Archangel St. Gabriel (Means "strength of God". God's strength is invincible against all attacks. Attacks on the dignity of the human person occur in the form of error in faith and morals, causing many to sin. St. Gabriel brought the message of God's promise of salvation to the Virgin Mary. We need this Word of God, Jesus Christ, more than ever in our troubled world of disorder and chaos. We ask God to strengthen our faith in Jesus, the Word and Truth of God, through the intercession of St. Gabriel, herald of the Good News of Jesus.)
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Patronage: Death of children, in-law problems, loss of parents, widows, opposition of Church authorities)
St. Philomena (Patronage: babies, barrenness, bodily ills, children, children of Mary, desperate causes, forgotten causes, impossible causes, infants, infertility, lost causes, Living Rosary, newborns, poor people, priests, sick people, sickness, sterility, toddlers, young people, youth)
St. Joseph (Patronage: against doubt; against hesitation; cabinetmakers; carpenters; Catholic Church (1847 by Blessed Pope Pius IX); ; craftsmen; dying people; emigrants; engineers; expectant mothers; families; fathers; happy death)
St. Dymphna ( The site where she died is known for its miraculous healings of the insane and possessed. There is now a well-known institution on the site, and her relics are reported to cure insanity and epilepsy) Patron Saint of those who suffer from mental illnesses and nervous system disorders, epileptics, mental health professionals, happy families, incest victims, and runaways.)
St. Therese: ( Many miracles attributed to her. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997 by Pope John Paul II) Patronage: African missions; AIDS sufferers; air crews; aircraft pilots; aviators; bodily ills; flower growers; illness; loss of parents; missionaries; parish missions)
And other medals. Also I added other beautiful glass lampwork beads to enhance the beauty of the main bead.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009