It should be consoling to every sick person to know that he or she does not suffer alone. Throughout the world, others are afflicted as well. All of us, by our crosses and trials, can assume an active role in the work of redemption. St. Peregrine, miraculously healed of a cancerous wound, assisted Christ in this noble apostolate of suffering through his own experience of illness and pain. There is significance in the fact that St. Peregrine was healed at the foot of the cross. The miracle might have occurred in a sick bed or a shrine. But it didn’t. St. Peregrine’s healing took place before the cross where all who are sick must eventually find themselves if they wish to participate in the redemptive action of Jesus Christ.

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Prayer for the Week of March 13, 2017

Our only boast is the cross of Christ.
– Our life and our salvation is the cross of Christ.

O God and Father of all good, you are a stronghold for the weak. Through your beloved son Jesus Christ, you promised us life to the full. It was your holy will that St. Peregrine go through suffering as a means of grace. Look with mercy on all the suffering – the sick and all those afflicted by heavy crosses in their lives. In his suffering, St. Peregrine placed himself in your hands. We too stand by your cross and pray, through St. Peregrine’s intercession, asking you to send healing upon those we call to mind and commend to your care this week (here mention their names). With restored health of body and spirit, may we sing the praise of your merciful love shown in your power to save. Then, with St. Peregrine and all the saints, let us live in service to you and the Church. Through Christ, our Lord, Savior, and Healer. Amen.

St. Peregrine, pray for us.


Each week Mass is said for the many intentions that we receive at the National Shrine of St. Peregrine. You can have your petitions remembered in this Mass by writing the Shrine Director in Chicago or by sending a prayer petition via the link below. Please be sure that you send us the actual names so they may be properly enrolled on our prayer lists.


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The St. Peregrine Shrine at The Grotto, The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, located in Portland, OR, celebrates a St. Peregrine Mass on the first Saturday of each month at noon in its Chapel of Mary.

For more information about the St. Peregrine Shrine at the Grotto in Portland OR, click here.