The St. Jude Journal – Winter 2018


We are delighted to share with you letters of thanksgiving for St. Jude’s intercession, especially during the upcoming Solemn Novena to St. Jude, February 17th—25th. Please join with me and thousands of other devotees by sending your petition or letter of gratitude to the National Shrine of St. Jude.

Our Solemn Novena to St. Jude this February comes just after the start of Lent. We are called during this holy season to examine how we live our commitment to our faith, to pray for grace and inspiration, and to reflect on changes we can make in our life that will bring us even closer to God.

To prepare ourselves for Lent, we bring our needs and special intentions to St. Jude for intercession. Having entrusted him with our petitions, we gain strength to focus on spiritual renewal and self-reflection. We work to begin Lent with a clear mind and a loving heart, open to grow in faith and enjoy the many blessings of Lenten prayer.

We invite you to send your special intentions and we will deliver them to the altar of St. Jude at the National Shrine to be remembered in our Masses and prayers during the Solemn Novena.

Please know that your gifts, whether in prayer or in financial support or both, directly benefit the Claretians’ ministries, including spreading the hope of St. Jude and maintaining the National Shrine.

May God bless you during the Solemn Novena as we prepare for Lent’s blessings and discoveries.

The St. Jude Journal – Winter 2018

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  • Rachel Hembrough October 6, 2018 at 6:39 AM

    Dear St. Jude, please, I petition you for financial help. Give me strength to conquer and please let my hard work result in reward. I petition thee St.jude, patron saint of lost causes – because that is what I feel I am- a lost cause. I don’t want to feel like a failure anymore. I work and work for nothing- please give me financial peace – That I can care for my family. Just enough to get by- I’m not looking for riches. I just want to be secure. I love and thank you, st. Jude

  • Natalie Hansen February 23, 2018 at 2:54 PM

    Thank you St Jude for prayers answered that I am cancer free. Please pray for us.

  • lilly February 18, 2018 at 7:10 PM

    praying to St Jude to help heal my husbands eye that he will be able to see well and clear and not be blind so he can continue to work n law enforcement drive a car in this i pray to St Jude for help

  • mrsr February 18, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    dearest st jude please help C find a suitable job. Help me to understand all that is happening at present. thank you for everything i trust in you so much

  • julie February 16, 2018 at 7:37 PM

    St. Jude please heal my lower back to heal so i dont have back pain Thank You Amen

  • sue limb February 16, 2018 at 1:14 AM

    to be free from cancer for my granddaughter to get back with her dad and is family for my brother who is ill

  • Diana February 15, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    Please pray for my only son as he is battling depression and mental health….please intercede St Jude and give him peace and clarity….

  • Donba February 15, 2018 at 6:17 PM

    Please pray for me I have prayed with no luck for 8 months I at my end pray Larry figures things out to be with me forever I’m so losted I need him in my life forever pray we stay together pray him loves gets stronger and he wants me with him ever that is

  • Irma Maravilla February 15, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Prayers for depression anxiety

  • Maryochoa February 15, 2018 at 4:16 PM

    We pray inThankgiving to St. Jude in Jesus name Please heal my daughter Sonia legs clear the buries also I pray for my son Carlos to find a good job with good insurance and benifit

  • Karen Brogan February 15, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Please continue to pray and intercede st Jude for my 5 year old son Marty Brogan that he will remain cancer free

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