St. Jude was one of Jesus Christ's 12 apostles. He went by the name Thaddeus and was the brother of St. James the Less, another apostle. More »

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A novena, or nine-day prayer, to Saint Jude can take numerous forms. Saint Jude, one of the apostles of Jesus, is also known as Jude Thaddeus. Because the saint is considered patron of desperate situations or lost causes... More »

St. Jude, sometimes referred to as Judas Thaddeus, was a relative of Jesus Christ and one of his 12 apostles. Catholic tradition states that the apostle Judas (not Judas Iscariot) and the writer of the Epistle of Jude ar... More »

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The purpose of a nine-day novena to St. Jude is to ask for the saint's intercessions for hopeless situations, according to the National Shrine of St. Jude. St. Jude is the patron saint of hope and impossible causes. More »

Key themes in the novena prayer to St. Jude include placing trust in the saint to intercede with God for a particularly difficult or despairing case, as well as gratitude to God for his favors. The Catholic Church honors... More »

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St. Jude, sometimes referred to as Judas Thaddeus, was a relative of Jesus Christ and one of his 12 apostles. Catholic tradition states that the apostle Judas (not Judas Iscariot) and the writer of the Epistle of Jude ar... More »

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One short prayer to St. Anthony is as follows: "Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee, grant us the aid of thy powerful intercession for the grace of holy purity, meekness, humility, obedience, the spirit of ... More »

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