Think about those times in your life when you have felt inspired to something really great. Where does that inspiration come from?
The Holy Spirit. God inspires us to do great things with our lives.
----Matthew Kelly

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If You Believe in Miracles, Then Clap Your Hands {Worth Revisiting}

For some reason, when I thought about writing this post, the Peter Pan song, "If you Believe in Fairies" popped into my head. Weird.
This morning, I opened my school email (which I usually avoid doing in the summer). There was an email from the cafeteria manager, whose husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. The prognosis was not good...they were told it was terminal. 
Let me back up just a bit. At the beginning of the year, Jennifer Fulwiler had a link to the Saint's Name Generator. I thought, "eh, I'll go ahead and do it and see what happens." St. Peregrine, Patron Saint of Cancer Victims, was chosen for me. One of my sisters had been diagnosed with breast cancer in April, 2015, so this saint (whom I had never heard of) intrigued me. I found a prayer to St. Peregrine online, and began my daily prayer (I'm "not-so-perfect", so I may have missed a couple of days since I've started!) for his intercession, and my "St. Peregrine list" began to grow. 
One of my sisters-in-law went to Italy with my niece over her spring break this past March. They were in Rome for Palm Sunday, and, while they were there, she found a prayer card to St. Peregrine at St. Peter's. She said it was a random shop, and the only Saint's card she saw was this one.  She bought some and put them in a basket for the Papal Blessing. This is the card I've used for the past 3 months during my morning prayers.
In the email that I opened this morning, the cafeteria manager said that her husband went to Duke last week, and the tumor is GONE. I had chills when I read that, and said a quick prayer of gratitude for this fantastic news! I realize that I'm not the only person praying for him, but there is no doubt that St. Peregrine had a hand in this!

worth revisit
I'm linking up with Theology is a Verb for It's Worth Revisiting Wednesday!


  1. Oh my, that gave me chills too! I pray with thanksgiving to St. Peregrine every day. I have lost many loved ones to that horrid disease, but I am a survivor and I keep asking him for his intercession when friends and loved ones ask for prayer. Miracles happen. I believe!

  2. Wow. I'd never heard of St Peregrine, but I shall have to investigate now!

  3. Peregrine is the name Mack chose as his confirmation name just this May!!!!


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