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Above: Tradition has it that Mary, the Mother of God, appeared to St Alexis (one of the Seven Founders), giving him the black habit.
Servite College has long been an icon of education in the Tuart Hill, Osborne Park area. It was opened in February 1958, originally an all-boys regional school named after the great Servite Saint, Philip Benizi. Since 1973 it has grown as a co-educational institution.
The Servite Friars have a strong commitment to the College. We have always felt that within the College we have a unique opportunity to promote Christian and Catholic values, with the specific orientation that comes from our almost 800 year old traditions.
What is it that makes Servite College different from other schools? First and foremost we believe it is its special Servite spirit towards life and faith. This spirit is traceable right back to the Seven Holy Founders, the small group of men who began the Servite Order in Florence in the 13th century. They came together to share everything and to serve God and others. Mary the Mother of Jesus was their refuge and strength.
To Saint Peregrine Humble disciple of Christ
Peregrine, brother and friend,
meek servant of the Queen of Mercy,
Saint in the Church of the God,
kindly hear our prayer.
mild and peaceful king,
you conquered prideful passion
by ceaseless pursuit
of evangelic meekness.
Pray God tha He will avert
thirst for revenge, furious anger,
blind and devastating resentment,
away from us.
gathered together in the name of Jesus the Lord. Moved by the Spirit, we commit ourselves to witness the gospel and be at the service of God and all people, drawing inspiration from Mary, Mother and Servant of the Lord (Servite Constitutions, art. #1).
God, you gave St. Peregrine an angel for his companion,
The Mother of God for his teacher,
and Jesus for the Physician of his infirmity.
Grant, we beg You, through his merits,
That on earth we may love our holy angel,
The Blessed Virgin, and our Savior,
and in heaven bless them forever.
Grant that we may receive the favor we now ask
Through Christ our Lord. Amen
The Miracle Prayer
Lord Jesus, I come before you, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In your Name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self, Lord Jesus, now and forever. I invite you into my life, Jesus. I accept you as my Lord, God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul, and spirit.
Come Lord Jesus, cover me with your Precious Blood, and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I love you Lord Jesus. I praise you Jesus. I thank you Jesus. I shall follow you every day of my life. Amen.
Mary, My Mother, Queen of Peace, St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, all the Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen.
Say this prayer faithfully, no matter how you feel. When you come to the point where you sincerely mean each word with all your heart, Jesus will change your whole life in a very special way. You will see.
Prayer ? 1993 Peter M. Rookey and Servite Fathers, O.S.M.
Ten Golden Rules for Prayer
There are different ways of praying. The best way for you to pray is the way that you find easiest. Here are a few suggestions which different people have found to be helpful.
1 Plan to pray; do not leave it to chance. Select a time and a place (a room at home, on the bus, taking a walk).
2 Decide on how long you will spend in trying to pray (five minutes, ten, fifteen, thirty or more).
3 Decide what you are going to do when you pray - e.g. which prayer to select to say slowly and lovingly.
4 Always start by asking the Holy Spirit for help in your prayers. Pray: ?Come Holy Spirit, teach me to pray; help me to do it?.
5 Remember you are trying to get in touch with a Person, and that Person is God - Father or Son or Holy Spirit.
6 Don?t be a slave to one way of praying. Choose the one that you find easiest, and try some other method.
7 Don?t look for results.
8 If you have distractions, then turn your distractions into your prayer.
9 If you always feel dry and uninterested at prayer, then read a spiritual book or pamphlet.
10 Trying to pray is praying. Never give up trying.
Today I decided to write about my Catholic Iglesia, St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish located in Tunasan. I have long been coming to its steps striving to be the good Catholic my Nanay wanted me to be. Though I still visit the churches I frequent when I was a child together with my mother I now consider St. Peregrine as my regular spiritual home it is here that I often contemplate on my troubles, pray and offer my devotion.
Fr. Joseph M. Carbone, O.S.M. passes
Fr. Joseph M. Carbone, O.S.M., a solemn-professed friar and priest, died December 7, 2011, at the Little Sisters of the Poor Mullen Home in Denver, Colorado, where he had been living for the past 18 months. He was 85 years of age and had spent 56 years in religious life. The majority of his ministerial life revolved around Servite parishes in Denver, but Fr. Joseph also served at parishes in Chicago, Illinois, Belen, New Mexico, and at The Grotto in Portland, Oregon.
Peregrine LaziosiHis Life
Saint Peregrine (Pellegrino) Laziosi (Latiosi) ( 1260 - 1 May 1345) is an Italian saint of the Servite Order (Friar Order Servants of Mary). He is the patron saint for persons suffering from cancer, AIDS and other serious diseases, according to the Catholic Church.
Born in 1265 in Forli, Italy, Peregrine was regarded a firebrand of his day. During the days of conflict between the Pope and the Emperor, he became involved in this conflict against the Pope. When Philip Benizi (a Servite Friar and General of the Order) visited the town and attempted mediation he was driven out of the town by the people there, among whom was Peregrine.
The night before he was scheduled to be operated on, Peregrine went into the chapter room of the Priory.
He was all alone.
He prayed before a fresco of Jesus Crucified.
He fell into a deep sleep.
He had a vision of the Lord.
Our Lord came down from His Cross and reaching out to his cancerous leg, He touched it, ever so gently, with His Healing Hand.
To a newcomer and the uninitiated the new parish of St. Peregrine of Laziosi has a humbling effect.
Nestled on a vast hectareage of plain ricelands around it, the churchground is occupied by two structures- the new tontonan and belfry and the temporary structure used in church services. The building of course represents the glimmer of a dream rather than a concrete reality. It is because the current building was constructed of lumber (some coconut lumber) and bamboo with nipa roofing.
Since every simple dream begin with little things, the parish community starts with the construction of the concrete church belfry and tontonan we have featured earlier on the links here: St Peregrine Laziosi parish constructs tontonan, and here More notes on St. Peregrine Laziosi parish.