Peregrine Laziosi was born well-to-do not poor,
a rebel, not saintly, fighting, not praying.
Oddly, choosing to stand when others sat.
Did Jesus once descend from the cross
and cure his cancerous leg? We pray.
Peregrine is the patron saint of those suffering from cancer. The lesson of his life is not that God worked a miracle, but that he was a faithful servant who placed himself in the hands of God.
Non-believers cite his recovery as an example of the potency of the immune system in fighting cancer.
Peregrine died on May 1st, 1345 and many people pay him special honor on May 1st each year.