Minor Basilica of St. Peregrine Laziosi
“…..you are entering a holy place! Here rests the body of Saint Pellegrino, the wonder-worker Saint besaught by the ill!”
“here prayer is empowered by faith,
the pain is strewn with light,
healing turns into hope…”
The Sanctuary of Saint Pellegrino is now located in the historical city centre of Forlì. The portal of the façade comes from a previously-existing church dating back to the 13th Century, which was dedicated to Saint Agnes and which is situated outside the city walls in the so-called quarter of Campostrino. Vista della navata centraleThe Baroque Sanctuary is large and bright. It comprises a nave and two aisles with ten lateral altars looking towards the apse.
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The Minor Basilica of St. Peregrine Laziosi welcomes individuals and groups on pilgrimages.
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The Santuario Basilica di Santo Pellegrino holds a Healing Mass on Wednesdays at 5 in the afternoon. This healing mass service if for the sick, particularly those afflicted with cancer. Those who cannot attend the Mass for any kinds of reasons (the ill, bedridden patients, etc) can take part in the service by starting a large Prayer Chain One for All and All for One.
Biography of St. Peregrine
A revealing episode took place around 1325, when he was almost sixty years old. A painful gangrene to the right hand leg became so serious that the friary physician, Paolo Salaghi, had to amputate the sore limp. During the night before the operation, Pellegrino made it with difficulty to the large Crucifix located inside the room and there, he besought Jesus to heal him.While he was half-asleep, he saw Jesus touching his sore leg and he was instantly healed.
~ Fiesta May 01, 2018
~ Pilgrim Tours
The extraordinary healing shows believers that Saint Pellegrino lives in Jesus Christ, and that Jesus Christ operates through him, his faithful disciple. The word of Jesus is fulfilled: “I am the light of the world … You are the light of the world ” (John 9,5; Matthew5,14). Through the intercession of Saint Pellegrino, the Lord is present in the Church, the heart of mankind. He often heals physical pains. His life stands as an example and helps us to better understand our burden.