I speak of Saint Jude – the Saint of the impossible! And I can tell you from experience, he takes his title very seriously!In our challenging times, would it not be wise to befriend such a faithful ally?Part of my thanks to Saint Jude was writing an article on how he has powerfully assisted me in my own life. Let’s face it – we all need help from time to time and there is no shame in asking for it.So why not seek help from one of God’s most powerful intercessors who continuously goes before the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for his friends on earth.However, I don’t want to tout Saint Jude as a spiritual candy machine who answers prayers exactly as we want, when we want and how we want.As with all prayer, you must be willing to accept whatever answer comes, even if it is not exactly what you hoped for or expected. There have been many prayers in my life answered with a resounding, “No!A Saint mentioned little in the Gospels – but who broke his silence to write a short, powerful letter which speaks to the challenges of our times. Saint Jude is specifically invoked in despairing situations because his New Testament letter, , stresses to us the importance of persevering despite harsh and difficult times.A Saint who bore the ultimate witness, dying a martyr’s death with a spirit steeped in courage. Therefore, he has been appointed as the Patron Saint of desperate cases.
I began my novena, praying to Saint Jude to intercede before the Most Holy Trinity.
There is perhaps no one among us, particularly at this point in our nation’s history, who is not facing a crisis on some level. Maybe your home is in foreclosure or you are facing a short sale.
Perhaps your marriage needs healing or you are newly bereaved.
Throughout my novena, I also continued to thank Saint Jude for his assistance.
Time went on and I kept checking the MLS with no luck.