I came across a YouTube video on the history of St. Peregrine while searching for a helpful video to share with you all. I feel like I have a relationship with this Saint, the Patron Saint of Cancer and those who are seriously ill. I prayed for his intercession regularly during the course of my ovarian cancer and requested his help to prevent my sister from having ovarian cancer. I did not know that his Feast Day is May 1 until I watched the YouTube video.
He was on my mind most of the day today. There is a feeling within that I have not spoken of him with due frequency. Sharing his Feast Day with you now reaffirms to me that he looks after us, those of us who are very sick.
All I can say is that my true witness comes from this situation when I was praying for my sister. She and I carry the same mutation, BRCA1. Several years ago she was having abdominal problems that sounded like ovarian cancer, and or primary peritoneal cancer. I prayed for days on end to St.Peregrine for I love my sister so much, she has 2 girls and she and her husband had adopted them from China. She suffered greatly also from Celiac disease.
My sister met me in the hospital while I was having an infusion to tell me the results of her CT scan, and it was negative, Praise God. I was so joyful and she was greatly relieved, smiling widely from ear to ear. As we got into the elevator a doctor followed us. As he was stepping into the elevator a nurse called out to him that he had a message, and he acknowledged that he would check it when he got to his office. She called out to him as Dr. Peregrine. I took notice immediately.
Once the elevator door closed, he looked into my eyes in a way that I felt he wanted me to notice him, he wanted me to also acknowledge “who” he was. I did, I smiled, and that was it. He went on his way. Please pray for the intercession of St. Peregrine and follow the videos below. The prayer video is especially helpful.
We have lost two dear friends, Karen Saldate and Maria del Rosario Hernandez. As we pray for their souls and for their families let us be reminded of the light and love they offered during our retreat last year. Their stories of kindness, family, hope and love for Jesus and Our Blessed Mother remain.
A very special thanks must go to Sr. Anne Marie Walsh as she was directly involved with their care, especially with Karen. Sr. Anne has been such a blessing, responding to our calls without hesitation or reservation. Thank you Sr. Anne Marie for your kind and loving prayers and care.
God is my light, my guide, my love.
May Karen and Maria Rest In Peace.
Peace and Blessings from Denise Archuleta