Pray the Novena, August 18th – 26th.

Solemn Novena to St. Jude

August Novena 2012Healing is one of the most prominent events in Jesus’ public ministry. With the other Apostles, St. Jude accompanied Jesus in His travels. He saw the challenges of people afflicted physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—and witnessed Jesus perform His miracles through faith. Some of the people had great needs for healing; others came in support of friends and loved ones.


Christmas Novena of Masses

Solemn Novena to St. Jude

National Shrine of St. Jude at ChristmasGreetings of peace and joy! In many ways our Advent journey of “preparing the way of the Lord” is a time of darkness – literally, days are shorter and nights longer – and in prayer our darkness comes from the waiting we must do before our Savior arrives.

Our preparation for Christmas includes the time we put aside in quiet prayer, celebrating the Eucharist and contemplating how we can grow in faith.

We at the National Shrine of St. Jude would like to remember you and your special intentions during the Christmas Novena of Masses, which will take place December 25th through January 2nd.  We invite you to send your petitions to St. Jude, along with the names of any friends or loved ones for whom we should pray, and we will deliver those to the altar of St. Jude  The prayers we offer during the Christmas Novena of Masses renew in us a spirit of hope for the New Year.


Solemn Novena to St. Jude

Solemn Novena to St. Jude

National Shrine of St. JudeIt’s not too late to send your intentions for the Solemn Novena to St. Jude that takes place through October 30th at the National Shrine of St. Jude. St. Jude calls us all to experience the intercessory power of Novena prayer in our lives.

We also invite you to view the St. Jude Solemn Novena slide show and share with your family and friends on your website, blog, or Facebook or Twitter.

Below are all nine days of prayer in one message. Please bookmark or print this message and return to it each day of the Solemn Novena to St. Jude.


Pray with us during the Solemn Novena

Solemn Novena to St. Jude

National Shrine of St. JudeDear Friend of St. Jude,

Greetings of peace! It is time once again to celebrate the Solemn Novena to St. Jude at the National Shrine of St. Jude, October 22nd–30th. Our Novena will include a special day that I know you will want to take part in: on October 28th, we celebrate the Feast of our patron, St. Jude. I invite you to send your petitions to the Shrine, along with the names of any friends or loved ones for whom you would like us to pray.


Solemn Novena to St. Jude, August 20th – 28th

Solemn Novena to St. Jude

St. Jude ThaddeusIt’s not too late to send your intentions for the Solemn Novena to St. Jude for Healing, August 20th – 28th at the National Shrine of St. Jude. St. Jude calls us all to experience the intercessory power of Novena prayer in our lives.

I invite you to visit the Shrine each day of our Healing Novena to pray in this sacred space via our virtual Pilgrimage to the Shrine.

We also invite you to experience the simple beauty of this sacred service by viewing the St. Jude Solemn Novena slide show and sharing it with your family and friends on your website, blog, or on Facebook or Twitter.