Nuestra necesidad de curación nos afecta a cada uno de manera diferente. Para muchos de nosotros, el camino hacia la curación comienza con la oración. Le pedimos a Dios que nos dé su amor sanador, y tal vez un poco más de fuerza de la que usualmente necesitamos. También recurrimos a St. Jude, el Patrón de la Esperanza, por el coraje de acercarse a nuestro ...

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Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” Sometimes we are sinking because we are afraid and cannot clearly see God’s hand giving us the strength we need. It is then that we see Jesus walk on the waters of our hearts, giving us strength so that…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayAugust 9th 19th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross 1st Reading: 1 K 19:9a, 11–13a:On reaching the place, he came to the cave and stayed in it. Then the word of Yahweh came to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” Then Yahweh said, “Go up and stand on the mount, waiting…

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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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In this week’s Gospel, Jesus performs the miracle of feeding the five thousand. The twelve baskets full of fish and bread that were left over show the overflowing generosity of God’s gifts to us—gifts that bring blessings, healing, strength, and refreshment. We pray together: St. Jude, may I be filled with gratitude for your blessings.…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

August 2ndSunday 18th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Eusebius of VercelliSt. Peter Julian Eymard 1st Reading: Is 55:1–3:Come here, all you who are thirsty, come to the water! All who have no money, come! Yes, without money and at no cost, buy and drink wine and milk. Why spend money on what is not food and…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Altar Candles

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:“The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous.” As devotees of St. Jude, we are committed to prayer for ourselves, our loved ones, and all those who join in our powerful community of prayer. Our devotion is a gift on the path of doing…

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National Shrine of St. Jude Bible Diary

SundayJuly 26th 17th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. JoachimSt. Anne 1st Reading: 1 K 3:5, 7–12:It was in Gibeon, during the night, that Yahweh appeared to Solomon in a dream and said, “Ask what you want me to give you.” “And now, O Yahweh my God, you have made your servant king in place of David…

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It is with great sadness that we announce the news that our historic Claretian parish, San Gabriel Mission in California, suffered a damaging fire early the morning of July 11th. The church building, which was undergoing renovations to mark its upcoming 250th anniversary celebration, was severely damaged. Restoration and painting of all the interior walls…

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A parable is a story, an indirect way of revealing meaning and truth. Jesus speaks to His people—and in turn to us—through parables so that we might more easily understand His message about the role of God in our lives. In this week’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable about the mustard seed—the smallest seed grows…

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