Daily Opening Prayer:
O good St. Peregrine, patron of those suffering from foot ailments, cancer, and incurable diseases, grant, we beseech you, relief from suffering to (name the names of the persons who are ill). In your compassion, we beg you to intercede with Our Lord Jesus Christ that…
St. Peregrine Novena
Nine day prayer to St. Peregrine, the patron Saint of cancer patients, incurable diseases, and foot ailments.
St. Peregrine, Pray for us!
Please include in your prayers: Tracy, stage 3 Colon cancer; Theresa, terminal ALS; ‘lil Brett, Leukemia; and Father Dunphy, skin cancer. (reblog and add to these your own intentions…)
A Novena Offering
We thank you, heavenly Father, for the Church’s constant blessing upon the beautiful custom of invoking special saints for special needs. In St. Peregrine we honor a powerful helper in certain bodily ailments and afflictions. May his prayerful and loving intercession, added to our own prayers, obtain for us the special graces for which we plead during these nine days of prayer. As we begin out novena, please accept it as out filial offering of worship to you, almighty and merciful Father. In rendering homage to your holy ones, it is you, Father, whose favors and blessings we seek. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Do grant, oh my God, that when my lips approach Yours to kiss You, I may taste the gall that was given to You; when my shoulders lean against Yours, make me feel Your scourging; when my flesh is united with Yours, in the Holy Eucharist, make me feel Your passion; when my head comes near Yours, make me feel Your thorns; when my heart is close to Yours, make me feel Your spear.
If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!
All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.
St. Augustine Pronunciation..
Do you say.. “Saint Augusteine/een,” kinda like the month, or “Saint Agustin” ?
I’ve heard it both ways. I personally say the first because that was what I thought and always knew. I’m just honestly curious now.
So, how do you say his name?
“Whatever happened to St. Christopher? Is he still a saint?”
Before the 1969 reform of the Roman calendar, Christopher was listed as a martyr who died under Decius. Nothing else is known about him. There are several legends about him including the one in which he was crossing a river when a child asked to be carried across. When Christopher put the child on his shoulders he found the child was unbelievably heavy. The child, according to the legend, was Christ carrying the weight of the whole world. This was what made Christopher patron saint of travelers. His former feast day is July 25.
Before the formal canonization process began in the fifteenth century, many saints were proclaimed by popular approval. This was a much faster process but unfortunately many of the saints so named were based on legends, pagan mythology, or even other religions — for example, the story of the Buddha traveled west to Europe and he was “converted” into a Catholic saint! In 1969, the Church took a long look at all the saints on its calendar to see if there was historical evidence that that saint existed and lived a life of holiness. In taking that long look, the Church discovered that there was little proof that many “saints”, including some very popular ones, ever lived. Christopher was one of the names that was determined to have a basis mostly in legend. Therefore Christopher (and others) were dropped from the universal calendar.
Some saints were considered so legendary that their cult was completely repressed (including St. Ursula). Christopher’s cult was not suppressed but it is confined to local calendars (those for a diocese, country, or so forth).