"The Lord Will Fight For You; You Need Only To Be Still."

Exodus 14:14

I want to pray in a very special way for your loved one who are dealing with cancer.

St. Peregrine RelicHere at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows we are honored to have a first-class relic of St. Peregrine, the patron saint of people suffering from cancer. Our relic is a small piece of bone from this amazing man who has inspired millions of people for centuries.

Born in 1260 in Italy, St. Peregrine grew up in an affluent family. As a young man, he opposed the Church and even considered himself an enemy of the Pope. But his heart was changed after an experience of forgiveness by St. Philip Benizi. He became a priest who was widely known for his preaching, penance and counsel.

Anointing of the sickSaint Peregrine endured the pain of cancer in his leg and foot. He was cured of the disease faster receiving a vision of Christ on the cross reaching out His hand to touch St. Peregrine's impaired limb. Since his canonization in 1726, numerous miracles have been attributed to St. Peregrine's intercession for people suffering from cancer.

As we pray for your intentions, let a loved one know that you are praying for them as they deal with cancer with one of our special gifts.


Here at the Shrine we celebrate a Healing Mass with the Anointing of the Sick and the veneration of the St. Peregrine relic on the Second Tuesday of the month. Please send your name or the names of people in your life who are dealing with cancer. I will have your petition placed before the relic of St. Peregrine during this veneration as we life up your loved ones in prayer.

Send your Healing and Hope petitions

Cancer Prayer Chain

Please send your loved ones name to be remembered on the Healing and Hope Prayer Chain.

Cancer Devotional Gifts

Rose Gold Angel Wings Rosary with Bottle of Lourdes Water    Uplifting Spirit Locket Bracelet    Angel of Hope Pin     

Cancer Enrollment Card

Cancer Enrollment Card

Cancer Votive Candles

Votive Candle

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