My family patron saint

On my Hispanic side we pray to this saint and right now all prayers are needed for my father:

 

SAINT JUDE

 

The Apostle Saint Jude Thaddeus is “The Miraculous Saint,” the Catholic Patron Saint of “lost causes” and “cases despaired of.”When all other avenues are closed, he is the one to call upon, and his help often comes at the last moment.

Dressed in green and white Biblical-era clothing — for he was one of the Disciples of Jesus — he is distinguished by the fact that he often wears and holds a golden metal pendant of the type carried by people seeking his aid. Additionally, in some images of Saint Jude, there is a small flame atop his head, signifying the Baptism by Fire (also known as the Baptism of the Holy Ghost) which was received by the Disciples of Jesus at Pentecost.

san-judas-saint-jude-mexican-soap Saint Jude is one whose aid is sought when all hope is lost, especially in grave health matters and life-and-death situations. It is customary to make a vow that if he helps when called upon, one will publish a notice of thanks in the newspaper. Thus there often appear in the Personals column of newspaper classified ads ex-votos to this effect. The typical wording is a terse, “Thank you, St. Jude.” or “St. Jude, I thank you for your intercession in response to my prayers.” Each one of those notices represents a prayer that was answered by Saint Jude. This magnifies the saint’s name and gives hope to those who read the notice and realize that they too may find, through Saint Jude, the help they sorely need.

8 thoughts on “My family patron saint

  1. I pray that my new position goes well, I am able to perform adequately and I also pray that I get the townhome. PLEASE let the seller accept my bid.

  2. I pray that dad goes to rehab, that I get the townhome and that my new supervisor chills out a little and respects his fellow team mates.

  3. Very nice blog. You will find that I have a blog that relates to the Christian faith…so my prayers are with you in whatever you do.
    My husband was an Navy Chaplain for many years. You’ll see that my blog has a number of posts about support of our military and loving America. Thank you for your service.

    http://www.boyerwrites.wordpress.com

  4. Thank you for that compliment. I enjoy the blogosphere and seeing what is out there. I like a good mixture of blogs and especially reading those from overseas. I have had the “itch” to write since I was 13 years old and it never left me. 🙂

    God bless your husband for what he did. I will check out your blog and thanks for stopping by mine! 😀

  5. Saint Jude I leave this prayer for a dear friend of mine who is in allot of pain right now. Please let it pass…take it away. Amen.

  6. Dear Saint Jude please watch over my abuela who is having some health issues right now and that my mom is able to spend some time with her soon.

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