Daily Spiritual Reflection
A Triduum of Prayer for the Feast of St. Peregrine
Patron Saint of Cancer Patients and the Sick
St. Peregrine Healed by the Crucified Christ
The Gospel shows us Jesus full of compassion for the sick. In St. Luke’s Gospel we read: “All those who had friends suffering from diseases of one kind or another brought them to him, and laying his hands on each he cured them” (Lk 4:40).
St. Peregrine, when sick, went to Jesus to be healed. By his faith he was graciously heard. Today, let us remember that marvelous healing, praying for our sick brothers and sisters.
Lord Jesus, look on our sick brothers and sisters who rely on you with confidence.
If you want, you can heal them, like you healed the leper; like you cured St. Peregrine, who, with confidence, relied on you, crucified for our salvation.
Lord, heal me that I may do your work and in peace, praise you forever.
You who live and reign for ever and ever.
r. Don Siple, OSM, Rector of The Grotto