Celebrate Lent with the National Shrine of St. Jude

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Repent, and believe in the gospel.” On this first Sunday of Lent, Mark tells how Jesus retreated to the desert to be tempted. Upon returning to Galilee, Jesus—like John the Baptist—preached repentance. Do you seek temptation directly or does it come from ordinary situations of life? We pray…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayFebruary 21st 1st Sunday of LentSt. Peter Damian 1st Reading: Gen 9:8–15:God spoke to Noah and his sons, “See I am making a Covenant with you and with your descendants after you; also with every living animal with you: birds, cattle, that is, with every living creature of the earth that came out of the…

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Jesus continues to demonstrate His power over evil by healing the leper in Sunday’s Gospel. When the man found out that he was healed from leprosy, he proclaimed the awesome power of Jesus. Jesus did not only free the man from physical ailment, He set him free also to give witness. What hinders us from…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayFebruary 14th Sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. ValentineSts. Cyril and Methodius 1st Reading: Lev 13:1–2, 44–46:Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron, “If someone has a boil, an inflammation or a sore on his skin which could develop into leprosy, he must be brought to Aaron the priest, or to one of the priests, his descendants.…

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Who do you take your troubles to? In this week’s Gospel, Simon brings Jesus to heal his mother-in-law. She was healed because Jesus heard Simon’s prayer. Try to be part of Christ’s healing ministry that is praying or working not only for physical healing but for spiritual development also. Say a prayer for what is…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayFebruary 7th Fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimeBl. Pius IX 1st Reading: Job 7:1–4, 6–7:Man’s life on earth is a thankless job, his days are those of a mercenary. Like a slave he longs for the shade of evening, like a hireling waiting for his wages. Thus I am allotted months of boredom and nights of…

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Our Solemn Novena to St. Jude is a meaningful way to respond to God’s invitation to continually deepen our relationship with Him. We hold our simple prayer, “St. Jude, pray for us,” close to our hearts as we honor the blessings and ask for help with the challenges. We offer our needs and petitions to…

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Prayer to St. Jude for those Affected by Cancer

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. Join us today, and on the first Wednesday of every month, as we call upon St. Jude’s intercession for the healing of cancer. This month, we also continue to pray in a…

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Jesus continues His ministry of healing and preaching in this week’s Gospel. He spoke with authority the way no one had spoken before, not even the Rabbis. Many people often forget prayer is the first and last act of a follower of Christ. How essential is prayer in your life? Find a quiet time to…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJanuary 31st 4th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. John Bosco 1st Reading: Dt 18:15–20:“He will raise up for you a prophet like myself from among the people, from your brothers, to whom you shall listen. Remember that in Horeb, on the day of the Assembly, you said: ‘I am afraid to die and I do not…

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