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The St. Jude Journal – April 2019

April 24, 2019

Welcome to the St. Jude Journal. I am delighted to share with you letters of thanksgiving for St. Jude’s intercession, especially during the upcoming Spring Solemn Novena to St. Jude, April 27th—May 5th. Please join with me and thousands of other devotees by sending your petition or letter of gratitude to the National Shrine of…

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Weekly Devotion – April 22nd

April 22, 2019

Christ is risen! Alleluia! Christ’s Resurrection and His unqualified love for us are His greatest gifts to us. God blesses us with new life, with faith to guide us through that life, and the opportunity for eternal life. At Easter, we celebrate all that we receive through our life in Christ—from blessings of strength and…

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Weekly Devotion – April 15th

April 15, 2019

For Palm Sunday we hear the story of Jesus’ Passion. Jesus prays in this time of pain—He is nailed to the cross, beaten, and humiliated. Through it all, He calls out in prayer. The psalm that Jesus quotes signifies a prayer of faith, of belief in God’s deliverance. During this challenging week of the suffering…

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The 2019 Holy Week Prayer Cross at the Shrine

April 12, 2019

We are grateful for the thousands of devotees who have sent their petitions to be joined together in the St. Jude Holy Week Prayer Cross. The cross is on display at the National Shrine of St. Jude throughout Holy Week and Easter. Send your petitions to the National Shrine of St. Jude to be remembered…

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Weekly Devotion – April 8th

April 8, 2019

During Lent, we pay special attention to our body and how it can help us grow in holiness. By fasting or choosing to abstain from certain comforts, we focus ourselves to reflect on our relationship with God. Pay attention to the gift of your body this week. Treat it with reverence and care, knowing that…

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April Day of Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

April 3, 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…

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Weekly Devotion – April 1st

April 1, 2019

On this fourth Sunday of Lent, Jesus tells the parable of the prodigal son. Just as the father never stopped loving His ill-behaved son, God’s love for us is continuous despite our sins. He rejoices in finding the lost and in leading them home. We pray together: St. Jude, teach me to find new life…

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Weekly Devotion – March 25th

March 22, 2019

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus’ parable about the unfruitful fig tree tells us of God’s patience. Consequently, it also contains a warning that we should not take it for granted. The barren fig tree symbolized the outcome of Israel’s unresponsiveness to the Word of God. Jesus warns us that we must be ready at all…

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Weekly Devotion – March 18th

March 18, 2019

Jesus appears with Moses and Elijah as He is transfigured in this week’s Gospel reading. Peter must be as shocked as those with him, but in faith he says to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here.” Peter knows this event is a blessing from God, meant for him and the Apostles. The…

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Weekly Devotion – March 11th

March 11, 2019

What a holy time we have entered into this Lent. The season is truly a gift—it is the Church’s gift to her people—when we as a community of believers renew ourselves in prayer and in devotion through our actions, like fasting and giving alms. Jesus was “filled with the Holy Spirit” and led out into…

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