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The Feast Day of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, You are a dear and precious member of our St. Jude Shrine family, and I would like you to be part of our Celebration of the Feast of St. Jude.        I invite you to attend one of the special Masses at the Nationwide Center of St. Jude Devotions in Baltimore…

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Update from the Pallottine Mission in India

Dear Friend of St. Jude, I recently received wonderful news from Sister Diana Lasrado, Pallottine Sister serving in the Holy Family Province in India. Sister Diana writes that thanks to your kindness, compassion and support, the girls at our Krupa Bhavan Center are thriving and doing well in their studies.        All of the children at…

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The Power of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of letters from people who are overwhelmed with troubling circumstances in their lives.       I’ve also been receiving many letters from people who asked for St. Jude’s intercession in their lives and received it. Here are a few examples…  I have prayed to St. Jude…

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Thank God for Our Country

Dear Friend of St. Jude, I ask you to take a moment during your Independence Day celebration on July 4th to remember with me that our country was colonized out of a need for people to worship freely, and God is the guiding light of our nation. Since that first American Revolution, Americans have held…

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Help for Our Pallottine Sisters in Peru

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Your compassion for the poor is an indescribable blessing! Thank you for faithfully serving Christ who comes to us in the poor.     I hope you will open your heart again for our Pallottine Sisters and Fathers who serve in an impoverished and spiritually broken community of Peru. Sister Chetna, Sister…

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The Gift of Prayer for Mother’s Day

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Mother’s Day is a special time to offer prayers and gratitude for all “mothers” who have touched our lives. It is a time to thank God for the blessing of these wonderful women and the care and love they generously share with us.    Whether your own mother is living or…

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An Urgent Request from India

  Dear Friend of St. Jude, We are so very grateful for all you do for our Pallottine missionaries who serve the poor and needy in 46 countries around the world. Your kindness, compassion and generosity often make the difference between life and death for so many impoverished people…like the ones whose story I bring…

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The Holy Season of Lent

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Thank you for your continued kindness to the Pallottine priests and brothers who conduct St. Jude Shrine. Your faith is an inspiration that helps each of our priests and brothers to embrace Christ’s message to serve the poor.  Lent is a time of grace which unites us more fully to…

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Emergency Help Needed in Peru

Dear Friend of St. Jude,  I need your urgent help for one of our Pallottine priests who “travels on a wing and a prayer” every day. Father Manoel Vierira wrote to me recently requesting emergency help to purchase a reliable vehicle. You see, Father Manoel serves deep in the Andes Mountains of Peru, where he…

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The Gift of Prayer

Dear Friend of St. Jude, At Christmas when I look at a beautiful Nativity scene, my heart is filled with love for the Holy Family. I am reminded how our Savior came to us, born into a world of poverty, oppression and injustice, and how Mary and Joseph were homeless, cold, hungry and in search…