Saint Jude

Daily prayer
to St. Jude

O kindSaint-Jude, our faithful intercessor to Jesus, receive the following special intentions : to present them to the Almighty Lord, Root of all good. Above all, grant us an increase of our faith in His love. May each day find us closer in our relationship with our Heavenly Father. KindSaint-Jude, you who has revived hope in our hearts, you whose model merits and life bring us the divine blessings and graces, be our advocate, and lead us to Jesus and Mary. With you, blessed apostle, we give thanks and praise God with all our heart for His innumerable kindnesses. Amen.

The Monthly Note

September 2019

The temperature is getting cooler, the school buses are back on the road, poppies and chrysanthemums make their first appearances. September informs us that the end of summer is near and that fall is coming. Maybe you have a little pinch in your heart with the thought of an ending summer, but with September, there is also the nervousness from the return from summer holidays, the pleasure of seeing each other after vacation time.

The atmosphere is festive, with welcoming celebrations, renewed motivations, exciting projects and, here or there, some touches of innovation as to say that routine and creativity must not exclude themselves. But for others, the enthusiasm is not there. I means going back to a grueling job or a stressful workplace.

The Saint Jude Prayer Team never takes vacations, there is never an actual return from holidays. We pray together for all those who put their energy to the service of a better world. So many people get involved in so many fields to better their lives and the lives of others! When we celebrate Labour Day, we also celebrate the Spirit of God present often unbeknownst from all persons who devote themselves to a cause, big or small, close or afar. We pray Saint Jude that they do not get discouraged is the results are not always what they expected, if the budgets are not at the heights of our ambitions, if there are not enough workers for the work to be done, if the resistances and the obstacles seem insurmountable.

This is how we will accomplish our work of intercession during this month. May September’s beautiful energies never wither. For us, it will be a great month of hope.

Br Raymond Latour, O.P., Director