Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of Cancer

  • Who is the Patron Saint of Cancer?
  • Why is Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer?
  • Short, concise biography of Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Peregrine
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer
  • How Patron Saint of Cancer is represented in Christian Art
  • Patron Saint of Cancer

Who is the Patron Saint of Cancer?
Who is the Patron Saint of Cancer? The name of the Patron Saint of Cancer is Saint Peregrine. What is the meaning of a Patron Saint and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries?

The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

Fast facts and information about Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer
A patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. The following facts provides fast information about Saint Peregrine:

  • Saint Peregrine
  • The Patron Saint of Cancer
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: May 1
  • Date of Death of Saint Peregrine: May 1, 1345
  • Cause of Death: Cancer

Prayers to Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer
There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron, such as Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer for intercession on their behalf.

Why is Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer?
Why is Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer? Because he had cancer on his leg and foot.

Catholic Prayer For Cancer

Prayer for Cancer Patients to St. Peregrine

How Patron Saint of Cancer is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer is represented in Christian Art with one leg covered in a cancerous sore leaning on a staff.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of Cancer
The Feast Day of Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer is May 1. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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