The Saint Jude prayer is used in times of extreme need and to remember that nothing is impossible with God, even when nothing else has helped. St. Jude is the patron of desperate cases.
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.
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, many novenas request his prayers for God to help with great difficulties.
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 St. Jude Thaddaeus as the patron saint of desperate cases.
St. Jude Thaddeus was never canonized because he was named a martyr before the canonization process began. He was one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, and he died in the first century.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital can be reached via mail at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, according to its website, as of 2015. The hospital is also reachable via phone at 1-800-822-6344. For patient referrals, the number is 1-888-226-4343.
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.
One of the most common St. Anthony prayers begins as follows: "St. Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find (name your lost item) which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of
The address of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The phone number, as of 2015, is 901-595-3300. To leave a message for a family member of a patient, call 901-595-2305.
The Novena to Saint Jude is recited by anyone who is in a place of desperation in his life, as Saint Jude is the Patron Saint of the desperate. The prayer is meant for any person experiencing a difficult problem that he cannot face or cope with on his own.