Friday, March 02, 2007
I am not catholic but I have been comforted by this card, which I also sent to Pancho, and even the words of prayer on the back. San Peregrino is the patron saint of cancer, AIDS, and those kinds of diseases that suck and have no cure. I guess I take comfort because even if I don't believe that this guy has some special way to talk to God on my behalf, I do see that he was sick and healed and is remembered for his great faith in God. If God healed San Peregrino, he can heal Pancho. I have had this little prayer card since my trip to the Catholic Cathedral, (so about a month).
On the back, (I'm translating into English from Spanish), it reads:
To you (I pray), who yourself suffered for some years from the illness of cancer that destroys the fiber of our existence and which oriented you toward the source of Divine Grace, when the power of man was revealed useless...
(I/we) Pray to God and the Virgen the curing of these persons (who also suffer) because we trust in you. Convinced that you will give us this favor, we give thanks to God for his great faithfulness and mercy.
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