Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus

Mary, Our Mother

Dear Friend of St. Jude, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your faithful membership in our Circle of Hope. Your prayers and generosity empower our priests and brothers to do the work God has called us to do. Together, we serve Christ in the poor. For centuries, the Catholic Church has…

St. Jude Shrine

The Feast Day Celebration of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, I was hoping that the COVID-19 news would be better by the time I sat down to write this letter, but unfortunately, it is not. As we wait out the isolation and hardship of this pandemic, I am here to remind you that the darkness will eventually lift and we…

St. Jude's face

The Hope of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, As we are bombarded daily and even hourly with news about COVID-19, you’re probably struggling with concerns about your own health and that of your loved ones. This insidious and deadly virus looms over us, leaving us anxious and fearful… and alone. This pandemic has caused many to suffer despair….

You are Never Alone

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Please know you are in my thoughts every day as we make our way together through these difficult times. While you may experience the daily isolation on your own, you are not alone because our priests and brothers remain committed to your spiritual care now more than ever! The uncertainty and…

The Holy Family

The Hope of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, You are a treasured member of our Circle of Hope, and I sincerely thank you for all you do for our ministries. Your kindness, compassion and generosity enable our priests and brothers to bring hope into the lives of people who live in darkness and despair. To thank you for your…

Christmas Nativity

A Christmas Message of Hope

Dear Friend of St. Jude, At Christmas I think about the poverty into which Jesus was born… about his parents seeking shelter because they were homeless on the day of his birth. Even so, they were hope-filled by the conviction that God was always with them, guiding them and taking care of them even in…

The Feast Day of St. Jude

Dear Friend of St. Jude, I am so very grateful for you! I know you cherish our beloved St. Jude and rely on him for answers to your prayers and concerns. I know, too, that you generously support our Shrine that’s been devoted to St. Jude for more than 100 years. From the bottom of…

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St. Peregrine, the Patron Saint of Cancer

Dear Friend of St. Jude, Are you or someone you love in need of physical or spiritual healing? Because illnesses, and especially cancer, are among the most urgent requests I receive, I invite you to take advantage of the miraculous healing powers of two powerful saints. If you or someone you love has been stricken…

Pray for Our Country

Pray for Our Country

Dear Friend of St. Jude, If you are like the many people I hear from every day, you are concerned about the unsettled state of our country. Some worry that our spiritual and moral foundations are eroding away. Others are concerned about the lack of unity that threatens our democracy. Most people are troubled about…

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The Christmas Angels

Dear Friend of St. Jude, During this Christmas season, we are especially grateful for your gracious spirit of giving which helps us share Christ’s love for all people. You are an indescribable blessing to our mission and ministries! Many symbols remind us of Christmas…among them, the manger, the star and the angels who foretold events…