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Saint Jude Thaddeus 

Saint Jude Prayer


O holy saint Jude. Apostle and martyr, great in virtue and rich miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need. To you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given so great power to come to my assistance.


Help me in my present and urgent petition, in return I promise to make your name known and cause you to invoke your aid. Amen.


Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Marys and Glorias. publication must be promised, this novena has never been known to fall.


I have had my request granted and will fill my promise to publish my thanksgiving.

Oracion de San Judas Tadeo


San Judas tadeo primo hermano de Jésus, que al decirle: ”Señor por que te manifiestas a nosotros y no al mundo”, te interesaste por el pueblo; qué conociste muy bien el corazón del Médico Divino, Jésus , quien siempre curó a los enfermos si tenían fe; que te preocupaste por la salud corporal, (como se ve en la curación de Agábaro, jefe persa).


Intercede ante el Señor para que por su misericordia, se repitan los signos de su poder: que me ayude en mi fe, pare ser capaz de recibir la curación de mi cuerpo. (Dígale su enfermedad). Y que ésto me lleve también a cuidar de la salud del alma.


Acepto aunque no vea claro, la volúntad de Dios. Asi sea.

Rezar con fé un Padre Nuestro.

Legend has it that St. Jude was born into a Jewish family in Paneas, a town in the Galilee region of ancient Palestine, the same area that Jesus grew up in. He probably spoke Greek and Aramaic, like many people in that area, and he was a farmer by trade. Jude was described by St. Matthew (13:55) as being one of the "brethren" of Jesus, probably meaning a cousin since the Hebrew word for "brethren" indicates a blood relationship. His mother, Mary, was referred to as a cousin of Jesus' mother Mary, while his father, Cleophas, was the brother of St. Joseph.


Jude had several brothers, including St. James, who was another of the original Apostles. His own first name, "Jude", means giver of joy, while "Thaddeus", another name he was called, means generous and kind.


Jude was called to be one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. He began preaching the Good News of Jesus to Jews throughout Galilee, Samaria, and Judea.  Around 37 A.D., St. Jude went to Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) and became a leader of the Church of The East that St. Thomas established there. St. Jude traveled throughout Mesopotamia, Libya, Turkey, and Persia with St. Simon, preaching and converting many people to Christianity. He was credited with helping the early creation of the Armenian Church and other places beyond the borders of the Roman Empire.


Around the year 60 A.D., St. Jude wrote a Gospel letter to recent Christian converts in Eastern churches who were under persecution. In it, he warned 

them against the pseudo-teachers of the day who were spreading false ideas about the early Christian faith. He encouraged them to persevere in the face of the harsh, difficult circumstances they were in, just as their forefathers had done before them. He exhorted them to keep their faith and to stay in the love of God as they had been taught. His inspirational support of these early believers led to him becoming the patron saint of desperate causes.


St. Jude is traditionally depicted carrying the image of Jesus in his hand. This depiction comes from a Biblical story in which King Abgar of Edessa (a city located in what is now southeast Turkey) asked Jesus to cure him of leprosy and sent an artist to bring him a drawing of Jesus. Impressed with Abgar's great faith, Jesus pressed his face into a cloth and gave it to St. Jude to take to Abgar. Upon seeing Jesus' image, The King was cured and he converted to Christianity along with most of the people under his rule.


In addition to the image of Christ, St. Jude is often shown in paintings with a flame around his head. This represents his presence at Pentecost, when he received the Holy Spirit with the other apostles.


St. Jude died a martyr of God in Persia or Syria around 65 A.D. After his death, his body was brought back to Rome and was placed in a crypt beneath St. Peter?s Basilica. His last mortal remains still lie there today.  After his martyrdom, pilgrims came to his grave to pray, and many of them experienced the powerful intercessions of St. Jude. This is how he got the title, "The Saint for the Hopeless and the Despaired". St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Bernard had visions from God asking each to accept St. Jude as "The Patron Saint of the Impossible". Pope Paul III, in a brief dated September 22nd, 1543, granted a plenary indulgence to all who would visit his tomb on the day commemorating his death, October 28th, the day of his feast.


Today, more than ever before, the merit of Jude Thaddeus is being revived in people's minds and hearts. In return, he is proving himself to be more than an ordinary advocate, taking special delight in coming to the aid of persons in desperate need. No petition seems too great for him. In response to the many requests and petitions received, the Pallottines offer daily prayers and bear witness to the many favors received through St. Jude's intercession.

Don’t Quit 


When things go wrong as they sometimes will, when the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, when the funds are low and the debts are high and you want to smile, but you have to sigh, when care is pressing you down a bit, rest, if you must, but don’t you quit. 

Life is queer with its twist and turns, as every one of us sometimes learns, and many a failure turns about


When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don’t give up though the pace seems slow you may succeed with another blow. Success is failure turned inside out the silver tint of the clouds of doubt, and you never can tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems so far;

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit it’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Prayer to St. Jude Thaddeus


Most holy Apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of his enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the church honors you, and I invoke You as the special advocate of those who are in trouble and almost without hope. Help me to realize that through our faith we triumph over life’s difficulties by the power of Jesus who loved us and gave His life for us. Come to my assistance that I may receive the consolation and succor of heaven in all my needs, trials and sufferings, particularly (Here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever.


St. Jude, apostle of the Word of God, pray for us.

St. Jude, follower of the Son of God, pray for us.

St. Jude, preacher of the love of God, pray for us.

St. Jude, intercessor before God, pray for us.

St. Jude, friend of all in need, pray for us.

St. Jude, pray for us, and for all who invoke your aid.

Oración para el trabajo


San Judas Tadeo, intercesor en todo problema difícil, consígueme un trabajo en que me realice como humano y que mi familia no le falte lo suficiente en ningún aspecto de la vida.


Que lo conserve a pesar de las circunstancias y personas adversas. Que en el progresé, mejorando siempre mi calidad y gozando de salud y fuerzas. Y que día a día trate de ser útil a cuantos me rodean.


Asocio tu intercesión a la Sagrada Familia, de la cual eres pariente y prometo difundir tu devoción como expresión de mi gratitud a tus favores. Amen.

Oración a San Judas


Oh, gloriosísimo Apóstol San Judas! Siervo fiel y amigo de Jesús, el nombre del traidor que entrego a vuestro querido Maestro en manos de sus enemigos ha sido la causa de que muchos os hayan olvidado, pero la iglesia os honra e invoca universalmente como patrón de los casos difíciles y desesperados.


Rogad por mí que soy tan miserable; y haced uso, os ruego, de ese privilegio especial a vos concedido de socorrer visible y

prontamente cuando casi se ha perdido toda esperanza.


Venid en mi ayuda esta gran necesidad, para que reciba los consuelos y socorros del cielo en todas mis necesidades, tribulaciones y sufrimientos, particularmente (haga aquí las suplicas especiales que desea obtener), y para que bendiga a Dios con vos y con todos los escogidos por toda la eternidad.


Os prometo, glorioso San Judas, acordarme siempre de este gran favor y nunca dejare de honraros como a mi especial y poderoso

protector y hacer todo lo que pueda para fomentar vuestra devoción. Amen.