Thank You, Saint Jude!
April 21, 2021
Thank You, Saint Jude!
Letters From Patrons of the Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude
For generations, Catholics have publicly thanked Saint Jude for favors received through his intercession. In what follows, patrons of the Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude carry on the tradition!
Saint Jude and COVID-19
My son was on life support for nine days with Covid and wasn’t given much hope, but prayers to Saint Jude brought him back. I will never forget the miracle bestowed on our family.
My daughter, who has asthma, got Covid. She was very sick for two weeks. I prayed to Saint Jude, and she is better now. I’m so grateful to Saint Jude and the other saints that I prayed to!
My father caught Covid in December. Since he is diabetic, his condition got worse in a matter of days, and both his lungs appeared white on chest x-rays. I religiously prayed a Novena to Saint Jude, and my father was discharged on Christmas day. The doctor said that my father is his success story, given his age and condition. Thank you, Saint Jude; thank you, Mama Mary; and thank you Jesus.
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A dear friend’s father was in the ICU on a ventilator being treated for Covid. If a final attempt at an experimental treatment didn’t help, the family would face difficult end-of-life decisions. My friend asked me to pray for her dad, who, at that point, really needed a miracle.
The time arrived to see if a lung scan showed any improvement from the last possible treatment. Though a person of prayer, I had never prayed to Saint Jude. Out of the blue, as I prepared for prayer that evening, Saint Jude popped into my mind: I felt that I must appeal to the patron saint of hopeless cases, the saint of the (seemingly) impossible.
I searched online to learn the proper prayers, and discovered the Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude. I prayed each of your prayers, followed by a Rosary for my friend’s father. The next day, we received the wonderful news: his lung scans showed improvement! He was responding to the treatments. He is now moving out of the ICU after two and a half months.
Saint Jude saved my son. He was on life support for nine days with Covid. The doctor said he didn’t have much hope. I prayed my heart out. My son pulled through and the doctor said it was a miracle.
Last April, the hospital called to let me know my mother was very sick with Covid (she had been transferred to the hospital from an assisted care residence three days prior) and would need 24-hour care upon being released. She would be sent to a nursing home.
I did not want my mother sent to a nursing home, where, due to the pandemic, I would not be allowed to visit or advocate for her. She was incapable of advocating for herself.
I was extremely upset at the news and prayed so hard to Saint Jude that night, asking that the Lord take my mother home, if it was His will, rather than let her go to a nursing home.
Early the next morning the phone rang and the doctor told me my mother had taken a turn for the worse. They would allow me to come to the hospital to see her, but once I left the hospital I could not go back. I immediately went to the hospital, was able to say goodbye, and a priest gave her last rites. My mother passed away the next day, Easter Sunday.
I am so grateful to Saint Jude that my prayers were answered.
A Pilot’s Prayer
Thank you, Saint Jude, for answering my prayers and interceding with God for me. The Lord allowed me to pass an “impossible” test and for me to be put back on flying status. What I thought was hopeless and impossible for me by myself was granted me by God through your intercession. Saint Jude, you continue to prove your special favor with the Lord. Along with your previous miracles, such as bringing mom back from her heart attack and coma, you also answer my small requests and never fail to act as my special patron and heavenly helper. I will continue to teach my boys about your incredible power and will encourage devotion to you for the rest of my life.
Choosing Life with Our Lady and Saint Jude
I was three months pregnant when I found out I was infected with a deadly illness. The doctors wanted me to abort the baby because there was a 50 percent chance she would be born with the disease, but I prayed to Our Lady and Saint Jude. I was not going to abort and make a decision that only God rightfully could. No one understood why I kept the pregnancy, but I had great faith. She was born healthy and her name is “Angelica” after the Holy Angels. She is now 32.
Saint Jude’s Medallion
Almost nineteen years ago, my older sister’s husband punched me straight in the heart. I had difficulty breathing from that day on. Recently, I received a Saint Jude medallion and placed it on my chest, right where I was punched. Thanks to Saint Jude, I can breathe freely again!
I have always prayed to Saint Jude and carried his medallion. Recently, I was faced with financial problems if I didn’t liquidate my closely held stock. Saint Jude responded to all my prayers and facilitated my transaction. Every time the process would stall, Saint Jude was there to move it forward. Saint Jude watches over my family too. My devotion to him will never end, and I will continue to encourage devotion to Saint Jude.
I prayed to Saint Jude for my wife’s rheumatoid arthritis. My prayers were answered, and I’m very grateful for the help.
In 1982, I needed help with a special request and prayed to Saint Jude for something that seemed impossible. He answered my prayer, and I started a 30 year career, met my wife, and started a family. Saint Jude is truly a miracle worker!
A Beautiful Soul
I want to give praise and thanks–to God first and then to Our Holy Mother and Saint Jude for their intercession. My mom gave birth to my little sister after she had a hemorrhage. My sister weighed four pounds and had to be placed in an incubator. She was born with cerebral palsy and we didn’t know if she was going to make it. She needed help breathing and had to be fed through a tube. I prayed Novenas to Saint Jude and prayed the Rosary. Today my sister is such a beautiful soul and is healthy and thriving.
Saint Jude Finds a Four-Legged Friend
During a trip to Mesquite Nevada, my little chihuahua squeezed through a gate and ran off. My sister and my daughter ran all over the neighborhood in search of him. I am 80 years old and couldn’t join the chase.
A good samaritan found him at a nearby golf course and took him to the pound. My brother-in-law called the pound, and we were able to pick him up.
During this trying time, I prayed and prayed to Saint Jude. I have been praying in thanksgiving ever since.
A Lifetime of Devotion
My husband passed away on May 24, 2020 into the arms of the Lord. James and I had been praying to Saint Jude for 62 years. It started in August of 1958 when we both asked for a favor to be granted, not knowing that we were praying for the same favor: permission to be married in the Catholic Church. Our request was granted. We were married October 18, 1958. We have been together through thick and thin. James spent over 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. We raised seven children, have 37 grandchildren, and 32 great grandchildren. Through it all, Saint Jude has not been forgotten, nor will he be. When I need help now that James is gone, I pray to Saint Jude; he is still answering.
My father prayed to Saint Jude on a daily basis, asking for his intervention regarding his death. Specifically, he requested that God allow him to die in his home, in his bed, with my mother present, and without pain. On the afternoon that he passed, he walked up to my mother and said that she should call for an ambulance because he was about to die. He then went into his bedroom, got into bed, and–absent pain–he died. Clearly, his prayers for intervention were heard by Saint Jude and answered by our Lord.