This is the second blog post written to honor and praise our patron Saint, St. Jude Thaddeus, whom my wife and I hold in the highest regard. I first discovered the miraculous power of St. Jude’s Novena Prayer in 1981. I learned to say his novena to grant a miracle I needed in my life. By saying his novena nine days in a row, nine times each day, leaving a copy in church each day, it has never been known to fail by the eighth day. Then I published our thanks in the local newspaper. I have never forgotten how St. Jude granted our miracle request. We have a tremendous bond with St. Jude these past 39 years.
When I discovered the Danny Thomas miracle request to St. Jude I decided St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital would become our charity of choice. We give whatever we can every year to honor the commitment made to children and their families that no family should have to pay for cancer treatment to heal their child.
Several years ago my wife and I travelled with close friends to Memphis, Tennessee to visit St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. It was part of our Memphis city tour. What a rewarding and enriching moment it was to see where miracles are performed. It renewed even further our vow to donate to this vital charity.
There was a statue of Danny Thomas in the front of the hospital. We said a prayer thanking him for his role as benefactor, substantiating how he honored St. Jude in following through as a savior to children and their families.
We then visited the St. Jude Gift Shop and made some purchases. We continue to make gift purchases online to help the foundation. Even made one today :).
Again here is the St. Jude novena so that you may invoke St. Jude’s help and assistance.
Trust in the power of St. Jude Thaddeus. His gift of granting miracles is a deep religious blessing. Amen.