St. Jude Journal — February 2020

Our trust in God is such an essential aspect of our spiritual paths—one that doesn’t simply just happen. We cultivate trust and we invest our faith in trust, so that as we experience life’s joys and challenges, our sense of God’s presence stays strong.

The decisions we make each day in favor of trust over fear are supported by prayer. Our devotion to St. Jude opens yet another spiritual path to welcome God’s love and mercy into our lives. Every time we turn in hope to St. Jude for intercession and peace, we embrace the trust that is such a significant part of our faith.

To honor the hope of St. Jude and continue to nurture our trust in God, we will celebrate the Solemn Novena to St. Jude, February 15–23, at the National Shrine of St. Jude. These nine days of Novena prayer give us another opportunity in our lives to receive the strength of the Holy Spirit.

Send your special intentions and we will place them at the altar of St. Jude at the National Shrine, where they will be remembered in our Masses and prayers throughout the Novena.

May God bless you during the Solemn Novena as we respond to God’s call to prayer.