Waiting in Joyful Hope

Monday, December 17, 2018

This evening, Holy Mother Church begins her expectant wait for the coming of her Savior in the flesh by chanting the O Antiphons at Vespers. These antiphons have been converted into the beautiful Advent hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” The antiphons invoking Our Lord go in order: Wisdom, Lord, Root of Jesse, Key of […]

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Christmas Novena

Monday, November 19, 2018

“We are a ‘touchy’ people, Father… we like to touch.” Dear friends of St. Jude, I was invited for this past St. Jude feast by the devotees of St. Jude in Tucumán, Argentina, to come and give a novena with some of our relics of St. Jude, while Fr. James Moore, OP, my predecessor, was […]

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Month-Long Novena for All Souls’

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Let us help and commemorate them. If Job’s sons were purified by their father’s sacrifice (Job 1:5), why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them –St. John Chrysostom Dear friends of St. […]

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The Mandylion of Edessa

Sunday, July 1, 2018

What is St. Jude Carrying? To many people, St. Jude appears to be carrying a coin, and unfortunately, sometimes you will see him represented with bags of coins, as a kind of “good-luck charm,” which is not what St. Jude was doing, nor how he would want to be seen. Rather, he is carrying a Mandylion, […]

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Blessing with the Relic of St. Jude

Friday, April 6, 2018

“We took up the bones, which are more valuable than precious stones and finer than refined gold, and laid them in a suitable place, where the Lord will permit us to gather ourselves together as we are able, in gladness and joy, and celebrate the birthday of his martyrdom.” -from the witnesses to the martyrdom […]

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St. Jude Oil

Friday, September 29, 2017

  What is St. Jude Oil? St. Jude Oil is a sacramental oil, often used to bless those who are sick. How is St. Jude Oil Blessed? The priest uses a relic of St. Jude, and the following rite: Blessing of Saint Jude Oil Priest: Our help is in the name of the Lord. All: […]

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