If there has ever been a time when we need the help of Saint Jude, this is it.
2020 has brought one seemingly impossible challenge after another. From pandemics to political tensions and riots, the list of sorrows we’ve faced as a nation is long. And for some, the suffering we’ve experienced as individuals and families has been even greater.
Whatever cross you’re carrying, I know the weight of it can, at times, seem impossibly heavy. So, what can you do? We have the invitation, the opportunity, to turn for help to Our Lord, Our Blessed Mother and our heavenly intercessors, the Saints. Of all the Saints we can rely on during these impossible times, though, I can think of none better than Saint Jude.
Saint Jude Thaddeus was one of the 12 Apostles. He also was Jesus’ cousin. He walked alongside Our Lord during the three years of His public ministry, spread the Gospel far and wide after Christ’s Resurrection, and in the long centuries since, has come to the aid of countless people facing hopeless or impossible difficulties.
Beginning on October 20 and concluding on October 28, the Feast of Saint Jude, the Dominican Friars at the Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude will offer a special Novena of Masses in honor of Saint Jude Thaddeus.
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Trusting in our heavenly advocate Saint Jude, may we remember these words spoken to Our Lady by the Angel Gabriel: “Nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).
Yours in Our Lady and Saint Jude,
Father Gabriel Gillen, O.P.
Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude