My uncle Jerry has been battling myasthenia gravis for quite a while, and is now having to undergo surgery for pancreatic cancer. His surgery will take place on Friday, June 10. He is not only an outstanding uncle, wonderful human being, and Vietnam veteran, but he’s my godfather. He and his family are at peace, for they know that every cross, every challenge exists so that we might imitate Christ in his suffering, and join our suffering to the Cross for the salvation of souls (Col 1:24).
We will be praying a novena to St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, beginning Thursday, June 9. If you can, we would all greatly appreciate your praying with us. St. Peregrine, though long deceased in the flesh, is living within the body of Christ and is ready and able to pray for all of us, just as we among the living can pray for each other. I’m attaching the PDF with the novena text at this link: Novena to St. Peregrine. God love and protect you always.