Saint Peregrine Cancer Guild

The Shrine honors Saint Peregrine Laziosi (1260-1345), as the patron saint of those suffering from cancer.  Peregrine was a member of the Order of The Servants of Mary (Servites).  At the age of 60 he was diagnosed with cancer of the leg.  The night before his leg was to be amputated, he experienced a trance-like sleep in which he saw Jesus curing him from the cross.  Upon waking, he discovered that his leg was completely healed.  He was canonized by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726.

A first-class relic of Saint Peregrine is on display for veneration by the faithful, especially persons suffering from cancer, at a side aisle shrine dedicated to the saint in the Shrine Church.

Members enrolled in the guild receive the benefit of being remembered in a Shrine Masses invoking the intercession of Saint Peregrine.  St. Peregrine Guild Masses take place the first Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. The enrollee may be living, deceased or the family member of a person suffering from cancer.

Additionally, Join us each year on the first Saturday in May for our Annual St. Peregrine Day of Prayer for those with Cancer.

To enroll in the Saint Peregrine Cancer Guild, please click below:

A card can be sent to you upon request so that you may send it to the enrollee.


Prayer to St. Peregrine
Oh great St. Peregrine, you who have been called “The Mighty” and “The Wonder-Worker” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have recourse to you.
For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being,
and who had the recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more.
You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction.
Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of these sick persons whom we entrust to you.
Aided in this way by your powerful intercessions,
we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity,
a song of gratitude for His goodness and mercy.  Amen.
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