Peter led the friars by his example. A special love of the poor and the sick characterized Peter. Miraculous stories are told about his charity to the poor. Throughout most of his life, Peter went hungry; he lived only on bread and water. (Franciscan Media)

God our Father, you gave your saint Peter Regalado a disposition of great patience. He was an effective leader of the friars because he did not become ensnared in anger over the sins of others. He helped sinning friars rearrange the priorities in their lives and dedicate themselves to living the gospel as they had vowed. May we inculcate such a virtue of patient correction as an act of charity towards our suffering fellowmen, so as to make them turn in sincere devotions to you, we ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen! (