Delightful visit


Visiting Stella Maris is a treat.  Father Ralph is such a joy that I long to sit and talk with him for hours on end.  God bless him and keep him healthy!  He needs our prayers!

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Father Ralph, eager as ever to promote St. Peregrine, gave us two booklets— prayers below are from pages 20-21— and two sets of cards.  “I had the big one specially made!” he beamed.  Father’s generous to a fault.  He knows I share, too!

For healing…  God of goodness and mercy, I praise and thank you for the many blessings I have received through your generous love.  Grant me the grace to be attentive to all you are asking of me at this time in my life and to respond with courage and faith in your compassionate love for me.  Let me spend my life doing good and avoiding all that is not in accord with your will for me.

Trusting in your goodness and with confidence in your power to heal I humbly ask, through the intercession of St. Peregrine, for this grace (mention your request).  May all nations come to know the power of your love and the unfailing gift of your mercy so that one day we may glorify you with all the saints in heaven.  Amen.

For someone with cancer…  Almighty and eternal God, healer of those who trust in you, through the intercession of St. Peregrine, hear my prayer for (name).  In your tender mercy restore her/him to bodily health that she/he may give you thanks, praise your name, and proclaim your wondrous love to all.  I ask this through Christ your son, our Lord.  Amen.

For the family of a cancer patient…  Compassionate and loving God, among your many gifts one most cherished is the love of family.  I ask now that you be particularly mindful of ___’s family.  Hold each of them in your loving hands and care for them.  Give them courage and patience, hope and optimism; relieve their fears and anxieties.  During this difficult time let your love sustain them and their love for one another be a support and consolation.  Amen.

St. Peregrine, pray for them.

Praise and thanksgiving…  Lord Jesus, I praise, glorify, and bless you for all the graces and privileges you have bestowed upon your chosen servant and pastor of souls, St. Peregrine.  By his merits grant me your grace, and through his intercession help me in all my needs.  At the hour of my death be with me until that time when I can join the saints in heaven to praise you forever and ever.  Amen.

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Father Ralph’s homilies: 10 Oct 2010 / 22 Jan 2012 / 16 Sept 2012

Links of interest…  Gratitude…  St. Peregrine: about / articles (prayer card) / “cancer saint” / chaplet / feast / friends of / healing power / May 1stchaplet / feast / friends of / healing power / May 1st / novena / prayers  (requests) / shrine…  Stella Maris: anniversary / facebook / history (more) / Lamar, TX / marker

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