we claretian missionaries founded the national shrine of st jude in chicago ill. it is still a very important and needed ministry. http://www.shrineofstjude.org
we need st. judes intercession for our world now than EVER before:
Prayer to St. Jude for Healing
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, I place myself in your care. Pray for me; help me remember that I am not alone in my struggles.
Please join me in asking God to send me hope in my sorrow, courage in my fear, and healing in the midst of my challenges.
Please ask our loving God to fill me with the grace to accept whatever my life holds and to strengthen my faith in His healing power.
Thank you, St. Jude, for the promise of hope you hold to all who believe, and inspire me to give this gift of hope to others.
Prayer to St. Jude for Hope
God the Father, give me hope. Help me to know that your hope is alive in me as I offer kindness, forgiveness, and tenderness to others.
I seek the calm that comes from trusting in your hope and your healing presence.
I trust that your servant St. Jude walks with me in all the blessings and challenges of my life, and intercedes on behalf of my petitions.
St. Jude, fill my heart with hope.