Oil Dedicated to St Peregrine (Patron for Life Threatening illness)
St Peregrine Patron Illness Laziosi (Pellegrino Latiosi) (c. 1260 – 1 May 1345) an Italian saint of the Servite Order (Friar Order Servants of Mary). The patron saint for persons suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other life-threatening illnesses.
Peregrine Laziosi born in 1260, the only son of an affluent family in Forlì, in northern Italy. At that time Forli was part of the Papal States. Peregrine’s family supported the anti-papal faction. In 1283 the residents of Forlì were under interdict. Philip Benizi, Prior General of the Friar Servants of Saint Mary, sent to try to reconcile the divided community. While trying to preach in Forlì, Philip heckled and struck by the 18-year-old Laziosi. He driven from the city with insults and violence. Laziosi repented and asked Philip for forgiveness. Benizi received him with kindness. The moment had a profound effect on Laziosi. Filled with remorse, he began to pray more and to channel his energies into good works. A few years later, he joined the Servites in Siena and on to be ordained a priest.
Statue in the Peregrine Chapel of the Serra Chapel in Mission San Juan Capistrano. After some years he sent back to Forlì, where he founded a new Servite house there and became well known for his preaching and holiness as well as his devotion to the sick and poor. It is said that he miraculously multiplied grain and wine during a severe shortage in his area. People took to calling him the “Angel of Good Counsel”, so grateful were they for his wise advice so freely given.