The Healing Saints
Dear Friend of St. Jude,
Often we read or hear in Scripture these very words from Jesus: ‘Go forth, your faith has saved you!’ Or ‘your faith has made you well.’ We walk in faith to a loving God who heals us with His grace.
Today, as we continue on our journey, we ask the saints to intercede with God to help heal ourselves, family, or friends from all hurts, both physical and spiritual.
Here at the Shrine, we are devoted to our beloved St. Jude, patron saint of hope and healing for those who feel lost and helpless. Through his intercession, countless people have received hope, healing and peace of mind.
For some who pray for St. Jude’s powerful intercession, the cure is a physical one; for others it may mean relief from unemployment or money problems, and for some there may be no immediate cure but instead an overwhelming sense of hope and peace. For all, there is a deep belief that through the intercession of St. Jude, people of faith will be touched by the love of Jesus and His tender care.
When we look at the lives of other saints, I am reminded of the important role they have in our intercessory prayers. For example, many ask St. Anthony for help with an elderly parent; St. Dymphna to unclutter their lives and remove stress and anxiety; St. Raphael to heal all their afflictions; St. Rita to bring love into relationships filled with hatred and misunderstanding, and St. Cajetan for perseverance when unemployed and the search for meaningful work seems endless.
Our faith is an expression of our confidence in Jesus. We believe that all things are possible through Him. Everything is possible when we put our trust in God and His will for our lives.
Asking our patron saints to intercede for us can help strengthen our faith. With God and the saints, we are given the grace to handle all of the difficult challenges we face throughout our life.