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The Key to Realizing Hope

Dear Friend of St. Jude, “Do not let not your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid!” Jesus said to St. Jude shortly before dying on the cross. He was trying to help settle St. Jude’s troubled mind. Later, Jesus made an even bigger announcement: “If in my name you ask me…

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Back to School

Dear Friend of St. Jude, At this time of year, families are preparing to send their children back to school and their teens off to college. But for many families around the world, extreme poverty wipes out any chance their children may have for an education. For example, in Cameroon, more than 48% of the…

Fr. Peter and Brandon

The Pallottine’s Newest Seminarian

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Brandon is a very special young man who just started his journey in my religious community, the Pallottine Fathers and Brothers. Our community conducts St. Jude Shrine. Pallottines are called to be apostles of Christ, like St. Jude. As one of our seminarians, Brandon will be studying for ordination to…

Pallottine Sisters in Cameroon

Pallottine Sisters in Cameroon

Dear Friend of St. Jude,  The good people of Cameroon never forget the “ladies in the funny hats” who came to make a better place for them. At first, the villagers called them “brides” because their hats looked like bridal veils.  Even with the “funny hats” the poor people of Cameroon quickly came to think…

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Pallottine Mission Work in India

Dear Friend of St. Jude,  I want you to meet Rhadjh and some of his young friends.  They come from places in India most people never visit — like garbage dumps and work camps.  These are places where children as young as three are sold into slavery simply to pay off family debts.  Many of…

Father Peter in Peru

Pallottine Mission Work in Peru

Dear Friend of St. Jude,  Several months ago, I wrote to you about our work in Huambalpa—an isolated community deep in the Andes Mountains of Peru.  Since then we have made progress in bringing God’s love to the poor people of this isolated community—thanks to your prayers and support. Today I write to you on…

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Pallottine Mission Work in Mozambique, Africa

Dear Friend of St. Jude, “Is it true?” asked the concerned voice on the other end of the phone.  It took me a moment before I could answer.  There have been so many requests for help over the last few weeks, particularly in light of recent natural disasters.  All I could say was, “Let me…

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Pallottine Mission Work in the Congo

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Just look at the smiling faces of the little ones whose lives have been made a little more hopeful.  It’s a direct result of the blessings you have shared with St. Jude Shrine.  It keeps Father Benjamin going although he has endured not only being stabbed with a knife, but…

Pallottine Mission Work in the Philippines

Dear Friend of St. Jude, I ask for your urgent help for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines.  These poor families lost everything when Typhoon Haiyan smashed through their country.  Now struggling in the aftermath of the destruction, many of these survivors need help and hope. Please pray that through the powerful intercession of…