Pray with St. Jude

St. Jude is the Patron Saint of Hope and one of Jesus’ twelve Apostles. He preached the Gospel with great passion, often in the most difficult circumstances

Through his powerful intercession to Jesus on our behalf, St. Jude takes our petitions into his care. He welcomes our prayers of gratitude to God, our petitions for strength and help, and he offers hope for every intention.

The St. Jude League provides the path for petitions of need and gratitude to be delivered directly to the altar of St. Jude at the National Shrine each week. Membership is not based on any dues or any subscription. It is based only on you connecting your petitions to St. Jude through us.

The Claretians are grateful for the opportunity to invite you to share or discover the devotion to St. Jude and to offer the many prayer and devotional materials available on our website:

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Join our community of devotion at the National Shrine of St. Jude

Join our community of devotion at the National Shrine of St. Jude

Who is St. Jude?

San Judas es el santo patrón de la esperanza y causas imposibles y uno de los doce apóstoles originales de Jesús.

He preached the Gospel with great passion, often in the most difficult circumstances. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, he made profound differences in people's lives as he offered them the Word of God. The Gospel tells us that St. Jude was a brother of St. James the Less, also one of the Apostles. They are described in the Gospel of Matthew as the "brethren" of Jesus, probably cousins. St. Jude is often confused with Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus.

Historia del Santuario

Claretiano p. James Tort fundó el Santuario Nacional de St. Jude en 1929 en la iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en Chicago. P. Tort era el pastor de la parroquia y había sido enviado allí por los claretianos para organizar la construcción de la iglesia para una parroquia que necesita esperanza y apoyo. Muchos de sus feligreses dependían del trabajo en las acerías cercanas, que estaban sujetas a las condiciones económicas nacionales de los años veinte.

Fr. Tort had a strong devotion to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hope and hopeless or difficult causes, who was relatively unknown to the general Catholic population at that time.

Celebrate a Novena

Los nueve días de la oración de la novena significan los nueve días que los doce apóstoles oraron juntos entre la Ascensión de Jesús y Pentecostés, cuando se llenaron con la presencia del Espíritu Santo. San Judas fue uno de los apóstoles y un primo de Jesús.

The St. Jude League offers a simple way to pray the Solemn Novena to St. Jude five times each year. Sign up to receive nine days of St. Jude Novena prayer, sent to your email address.

St. Jude promises to deliver our prayers to God, and in turn to give us comfort and hope as we wait to see how life will unfold.