Saint Jude is sometimes called “The Miraculous Saint,” as he’s patron of lost causes and desperate situations. He is called upon when one has run out of options, and may deliver help at the last moment. He was known for preaching and persevering under very difficult conditions, so he’s especially an especially appropriate choice for those who are looking for strength and perseverance.
Different prayers to Saint Jude are printed on his prayer candles.
Prayer to Saint Jude
Saint Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, pray for me, that finally I may receive the consolations and the succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly [insert request here], and that I may bless God with the Elect throughout Eternity. Amen.
It’s customary to vow that if Saint Jude helps you, you’ll publish your thanks. This serves to spread his reputation, and offer hope to those who could use his help. So you will often see “Thank you, St. Jude” in newspaper personal ads. Each ad represents a prayer answered.
I may not be Catholic, but I recognize a good thing when I see it.
Other Saint Jude fans?