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Novena to St. Jude Thaddeus, Patron Saint of the Hopeless
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved, adored, glorified and preserved throughout the world now and forever. O, Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Amen
This invocation should be said nine times daily and you must promise to circulate this prayer. Your prayers will be answered, sometimes not exactly as you have asked them but by the Will of God in his infinite wisdom.
My mother was a very religious woman and she sat in her chair and said prayers for a good portion of the day. My Mom was the perfect lady. I used to say something that was very vulgar but it was true. "My mother wouldn't say S___ if she had a mouthful." And this was very true.
Mom was very devoted to St. Jude and said prayers to him every day and she always made contributions to St. Jude's Hospital.
Here is a true story that is a great example of how much my Mom believed in St. Jude and his intercession. My Dad grew up outside Wheeling, West Virginia and when he moved to Pittsburgh he still had an Aunt who lived there. Every year, we would all get on a Greyhound Bus and go to Aunt Jess' house for a vist. What visit to Wheeling would be complete though without a visit to the track, then it was horse racing in Wheeling. Dad gave each of us $1 to bet on a horse. Of course, my brother and I were too impatient to wait past the first race and lost our $1 early. My Mom studied the racing form and guess what. In the fourth race, St. Jude was running. There was no question where Mom's $1 was going. She bet St. Jude. No more suspense to this story, she was the only winner of the day.
Speaking of Aunt Jess, her applesauce is the one that gave me the inspiration for what I call Mountain Sauce. Aunt Jess' applesauce was almost a dark brown from having so much cinnamon in it.
But, I digress--I do know that St. Jude is still very powerful in interceding with Sacred Heart.