Patron of cancer patients, and sick people
Born to an anti-catholic family, St. Peregrine was converted as a youth. He joined the Servants of Mary and became a powerful preacher of the gospel. An open sore on his leg was diagnosed as cancer and he was to have the leg removed. The night before his surgery, Peregrine prayed before the crucifix. He had a vision of Christ reaching from the cross and touching his leg. In the morning his leg was completely healed. Peregrine continued his good works for 25 years after he was healed.