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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
Celebrate Lent with the National Shrine of St. Jude

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
National Shrine of St. Jude Vigil Light Room

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
Celebrate Lent with the National Shrine of St. Jude

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
Celebrate Lent with the National Shrine of St. Jude

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
Celebrate Lent with the National Shrine of St. Jude

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
Celebrate Lent with the National Shrine of St. Jude

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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Weekly Devotion – March 4th

March 4, 2019

Sometimes we can worry about why sinful people seem to get away with their flagrant disobedience to God’s law. Why do the sinful prosper so? This age-old question is answered simply by the Lord, who tells us that this is not ours to worry about. God is the judge, and like the harvester He will…

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Weekly Devotion – February 25th

February 25, 2019

Sometimes it is easy to see why Jesus chose Peter as the foundation of our church. Although he certainly made some mistakes, Peter was blessed with childlike faith, and he witnessed Christ’s greatest miracles. Jesus appears with Moses and Elijah as He is transfigured in this week’s Gospel reading. Peter must be as shocked as…

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Weekly Devotion – February 18th

February 18, 2019

It is a certainty in life that things will change. There are times when we enjoy the changes and other times when they can be painful. There are also things in our lives that remain constant. The same could be said of God. If there is something we can be sure of it is God’s fidelity. However,…

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