8 May 2011
St Peregrine Novena Day 5
Suzanna Allen, Johnny's little friend, has Wilm's Tumor, a childhood cancer of the kidneys. They found it on Tuesday, May 3rd and discovered on May 4th that it had already spread to her lungs.
Normally, this is a very treatable cancer with good response to chemo and super low incidences of recurrence. However, since it has metastasized, the cancer is much more serious.
Please join us in a novena to St. Peregrine, the patron saint of cancer patients. He himself was cured of cancer in the 1300s after receiving a vision of Jesus. Invite any and everyone you know to help us present prayers before the Father that He might heal this beautiful little girl.
A novena means we will pray this prayer every day for nine days.
For Those who are unfamiliar, this is tradition of prayer that dates back to the Apostles, gathered in the upper room following the Ascension of Jesus. As they waited for the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, they prayed together.
For the next nine days, we will do the same for Suzanna.
Glorious wonder-worker, St. Peregrine, you answered the divine call with a ready spirit, and forsook all the comforts of a life of ease and all the empty honors of the world to dedicate yourself to God in the Order of His holy Mother.
You labored manfully for the salvation of souls. In union with Jesus crucified, you endured painful sufferings with such patience as to deserve to be healed miraculously of an incurable cancer in your leg by a touch of His divine hand.
Obtain for me the grace to answer every call of God and to fulfill His will in all the events of life. Enkindle in my heart a consuming zeal for the salvation of all men.
Deliver Susanna from the infirmities that afflict her body, especially the cancer that has been found.
Obtain for her, and her family, also a perfect resignation to the sufferings it may please God to send her and them, so that, imitating our crucified Savior and His sorrowful Mother, they may merit eternal glory in heaven.
St. Peregrine, pray for us and for all who invoke your aid.