Children in India

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…

Crucifixion by Josse Lieferinxe

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…

Stained glass Nativity

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…

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A Prayer for the New Year, 2016

Dear Friend of St. Jude, In gratitude for all you have done for our Pallottine ministries, I would like to offer you our 2016 St. Jude Shrine Calendar. Please sign our Guest Book and put “Calendar” in the comment box. The calendar highlights feast days that are important to our Catholic faith. I encourage you to…

Christmas at St. Jude Shrine

See the Face of Jesus in our Neighbors

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Thank you so very much for your faithful support of our Pallottine priests and brothers and our mission to serve the poor. Your works of mercy in St. Jude’s name have been an answer to the prayers of so many hopeless people around the world. As I reflect on Pope…

St Jude Petitions

The Feast Day Celebration of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, You are a treasured 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 beginning on…

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Powerful Testimonies to St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Your generosity continues to help us bring Christ’s love to the poor and minister to all those seeking hope. You are a special blessing for us! Thank you! St. Jude reminds us that we grow strong in our faith when we pray to the Holy Spirit. He tells us to…

Sean Phillips

Our Newest Seminarian

Dear Friend of St. Jude, As you know, the journey to serve God and the Church as a Pallottine priest or brother is preceded with years of prayer, discernment, formation and education. I am honored to tell you about a young man who recently began that journey. Sean Phillips, 28, a native of Doylestown, PA,…

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A Prayer for Servicemen and Women

Dear Friend of St. Jude, I hope you will take a moment during your Independence Day celebration to remember that this holiday means more than the 239th anniversary of our country.  It is a day to be reminded that the freedom we enjoy has come at a great price.  Since that first American Revolution that…