Submitted on Monday, May 13, 2019 for:
Novena for Dcn Ryan Stawaisz
Dcn. Ryan Stawaisz is a seminarian and scheduled to be ordained in Galveston-Houston on June 1.
Dcn. Ryan had hip cancer surgery followed up by chemo several years ago. The cancer was removed and now his doctor found a mass in his lung. The doctor has advised for Dcn Ryan to begin chemo treatments. Please join in a Novena to St. Peregrine on Monday, May 13th – Tuesday, May 21.
St. Peregrine was an Italian monk who had a cancerous sore on his leg. They planned an amputation for Peregrine. The night before the operation, he prayed in front of a crucifix and saw Jesus come down to touch his leg. He woke the next morning completely healed. Therefore, he is the patron of those with cancer.
O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "the Mighty" and "the Wonder-Worker" because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you. For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of these sick persons whom we entrust to you. Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy. St. Peregrine, your faith changed the lives of thousands. Help my faith to grow until it, too, becomes a force for good in my world. And, please offer your prayers in union with ours that Ryan is healed of this infirmity. Amen.