The St. Jude Journal – Winter 2018eJournal
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.