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National Shrine of St. Jude

We invite you learn about the history of the shrine and join in our devotion to St. Jude, a faithful friend in times of difficulty.

St. Jude is the Catholic patron saint of impossible causes. The National Shrine of St. Jude and the St. Jude League bring together hundreds of thousands of devotees in a community of prayer and hope to our patron saint. We invite you to join us and send your prayers to St. Jude, as he has proven to be a beacon of hope to those facing seemingly impossible trials and tribulations.

Bible Diary for August 25th – 31st

Aug 22, 2019

SundayAugust 25th St. Louis IXSt. Joseph Calasanz 1st Reading: Is 66:18-21:Now I am going to gather the nations of every tongue, and they will witness my glory, for I will perform a wonderful thing among them. Then I will send some of their survivors to the nations—Tarshish, Put, Lud, Moscheck, Rosh, Tubal, and Javan— to…

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2019 August Solemn Novena to St. Jude

Aug 21, 2019

St. Jude calls us all to experience the intercessory power of Novena prayer in our lives. As we continue to pray during this August Solemn Novena, there is still time to send your petitions. To enhance your connection to this Novena you can also: View Novena meditations and videos Check our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily Novena content Watch a recording of Fr. John…

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Weekly Devotion – August 19th

Aug 19, 2019

Jesus shocks the Apostles when He says, “I have come to set the earth on fire.” Fire is often used to represent God’s presence through the Holy Spirit—such as the burning bush in Exodus and the tongues of fire at Pentecost. In this Gospel, we see a passionate side of Jesus. He asks to be…

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Bible Diary for August 18th – 24th

Aug 15, 2019

SundayAugust 18th 1st Reading: Jer 38:4-6, 8-10:Then the officials told the king, “This man should be put to death, because he is weakening the will of the fighting men and the people left in the city. In fact he is not out to save the people but to do harm.” King Zedekiah said, “His life…

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St. Jude Journal — August 2019

Aug 14, 2019

Our need for healing impacts each of us differently. For many of us, the path to healing starts with prayer. We ask God to give us His healing love, and maybe a bit more strength than we usually need. We also turn to St. Jude, the Patron of Hope, for the courage to approach our…

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Weekly Devotion – August 12th

Aug 12, 2019

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.” This week’s Gospel parable teaches us a lesson in faithfulness. It is the foundation for any lasting and meaningful relationship as well as an attribute of God. He expects us to be faithful in return, though…

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Bible Diary for August 11th – 17th

Aug 8, 2019

SundayAugust 11th 1st Reading: Wis 18:6-9:The night of the Passover was known beforehand to our fathers, that, with sure knowledge of the oaths in which they put their faith, they might have courage. Your people awaited the salvation of the just and the destruction of their foes. For when you punished our adversaries, in this you glorified us…

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August Day of Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

Aug 7, 2019

Throughout today’s liturgies at the National Shrine of St. Jude, we will pray in a special way for all those who suffer from cancer. I invite you to join us today, and on the first Wednesday of every month, as we call upon St. Jude’s intercession for the healing of cancer. We pray together: God of healing…

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Weekly Devotion – August 5th

Aug 5, 2019

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” Jesus warns us about greed in this week’s Gospel and asks us to consider what is truly valuable. Our worth is not determined by the number of possessions…

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