St. Jude Thaddeus An Efficacious Helper in Grave Necessities

 

Powerful Helper in Extreme Need

St. Jude Thaddeus shows his particular assistance and protection in circumstances deemed most difficult and desperate. His aid has been widely experienced, for he is universally known as the "Patron of hopeless and desperate cases.' From earliest times he has been considered a helper in urgent need. Thousands who have implored his aid, have received extraordinary and miraculous help in cases which, according to all human calculations, seemed hopeless.

St. Jude has obtained recovery for those stricken with maladies which defy all human skill and remedies; he has obtained grace for persons to overcome deeply rooted evil habits— those afflictions of the soul which are far more difficult to cure than any bodily ailment.

St. Jude comes quickly and speedily to the aid of those tormented by impure thoughts and enslaved by impure habits. Our holy apostle obtains help in anguish, distress, calumny, poverty, misery, yea, even in despair and in circumstances where aid seems utterly impossible. In return, he demands our confidence, love and gratitude; if our requests are not immediately granted precisely according to our own ideas and wishes, they surely will be sooner or later according to the designs of God.

St Jude, pray for us.
And for all who invoke thy aid.

 

Advice in Grave Difficulties


To those who take refuge to St. Jude, it will be of untold benefit, if they give ample alms or perform some other work of mercy in his honor. Nothing gives us a surer pledge of the help of God and the intercession of the saints than works of mercy. St. Leo says, "Prayer has the greatest efficacy to obtain favors from God when it is supported by works of mercy." And St. Gregory of Xazianzen writes, "The merciful have the key to the treasures of God."

 

Devotions in Honor of
St. Jude Thaddeus

 

Novena Prayer


O glorious apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus, true relative of Jesus and Mary, I salute thee through the most Sacred Heart of Jesus! Through this Heart I praise and thank God for all the graces He has bestowed upon thee. Humbly prostrate before thee, I implore thee through this Heart to look down upon me with compassion. Oh, despise not my poor prayer; let not my trust be confounded! To thee God has granted the privilege of aiding mankind in the most desperate cases. Oh, come to my aid, that I may praise the mercies of God! All my life I will be grateful to thee and will be thy faithful client until I can thank thee in heaven.
Amen.

 

Litany 


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.


God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.


St. Jude, relative of Jesus and Mary, pray for us.
St. Jude, while on earth deemed worthy to see Jesus and Mary, and to enjoy their company, pray for us.
St. Jude, raised to the dignity of an apostle, pray for us.
St. Jude, who hadst the honor of beholding thy Divine Master humble Himself to wash thy feet, pray for us.


St. Jude, who at the Last Supper didst receive the Holy Eucharist from the hands of Jesus, pray for us.
St. Jude, who after the profound grief which the death of thy beloved Master caused thee, hadst the consolation of beholding Him risen from the dead, and of assisting at His glorious Ascension, pray for us.
St. Jude, who wast filled with the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost,pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst preach the Gospel in Persia, pray for us.


St. Jude, who didst convert many people to the Faith, pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst perform wonderful miracles in the power of the Holy Ghost, pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst restore an idolatrous king to health of both soul and body, pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst impose silence on demons, and confound their oracles, pray for us.


St. Jude, who didst foretell to a weak prince an honorable peace with his powerful enemy, pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst take from deadly serpents the power of injuring man, pray for us.
St. Jude, who, disregarding the threats of the impious, didst courageously preach the doctrine of Christ, pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst gloriously suffer martyrdom for the love of thy Divine Master, pray for us.


Blessed apostle, with confidence we invoke thee!
Blessed apostle, with confidence we invoke thee!
Blessed apostle, with confidence we invoke thee!


St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress!
St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress!
St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my distress!


That by thy intercession, both priests and people of the Church may obtain an ardent zeal for the Faith of Jesus Christ, We beseech thee, hear us. 
That thou wouldst defend our Sovereign Pontiff and obtain peace and unity for the Holy Church, We beseech thee, hear us.
That all heathens and unbelievers may be converted to the true Faith, We beseech thee, hear us.
That faith, hope and charity may increase in our hearts, We beseech thee, hear us.


That we may be delivered from all evil thoughts, and from all the snares of the devil, We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst vouchsafe to aid and protect all those who honor thee, We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst preserve us from all sin and from all occasions of sin, We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst defend us at the hour of death, against the fury of the devil and his evil spirits, We beseech thee, hear us.


Pray for us, that before death we may expiate all our sins by sincere repentance and the worthy reception of the holy sacraments, We beseech thee, hear us.
Pray for us, that we may appease the Divine Justice, and obtain a favorable judgment, We beseech thee, hear us.
Pray for us, that we may be admitted into the company of the blessed, to rejoice in the presence of our God forever, We beseech thee, hear us.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Lord.

 

Prayer in Trials


To be said in great affliction, or when one seems to be deprived of all visible help, and for cases despaired of. Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered thy beloved Master into the hands of His enemies has caused thee to be forgotten by many, but the Church honors and invokes thee universally as the patron of hopeless cases — of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so miserable; make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolations and succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly. . . (here make your request) and that I may bless God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor thee as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to thee. Amen.


St Jude, pray for us.
And for all who invoke thy aid.

 

Prayer in Grievous Affliction


O St. Jude Thaddeus, thou relative of Jesus Christ, thou glorious apostle and martyr, renowned for thy virtues and miracles, faithful and prompt intercessor of all who honor thee and trust in thee! Thou art a powerful patron and helper in grievous afflictions. I come to thee and entreat thee from the depths of my heart, come to my aid with thy powerful intercession, for thou hast received from God the privilege to assist with thy manifest help, those who almost despair of all hope.

Look down upon me; my life is a life of crosses, my days are days of tribulation, and my heart is an ocean of bitterness. All my paths are strewn with thorns and scarcely one moment passes but is witness of my tears and sighs. And withal, my soul is enveloped in darkness; disquietude, discouragement, mistrust, yes, sometimes even a kind of despair preys upon my soul.

Divine Providence seems lost to my sight, and faith seems to falter in my heart. Overwhelmed by these thoughts I see myself surrounded by a dark cloud. Thou canst not forsake me in this sad plight. I will not depart from thee until thou hast heard me.

Oh! hasten to my aid. I will be grateful to thee all my life. I will honor thee as my special patron, I will thank God for the graces bestowed upon thee, and will propagate thy honor according to my power. Amen.


Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke thee!


Praise and Thanksgiving


It was revealed to St. Gertrude that it is a source of great joy to the saints when we praise and thank God for the graces and privileges He has bestowed upon them. Clients of St. Jude should recite the following act of thanksgiving frequently.

O most sweet Lord Jesus Christ, in union with the unutterable heavenly praise with which the Most Holy Trinity extols Itself and which thence flows upon Thy Sacred Humanity, upon Mary, upon all the angels and saints, I praise, glorify and bless Thee for all the graces and privileges Thou hast bestowed upon Thy chosen apostle and intimate friend, Jude Thaddeus. I pray Thee for the sake of his merits, grant me Thy grace, and through his intercession come to my aid in all my needs, but especially at the hour of my death deign to strengthen me against the rage of my enemies. Amen.


Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, etc., three times.


 

Purple Scapular of Protection

*** Our Lord Promised Protection From;

Sudden Death, Fire, Calamity, Accidents, Disease, Famine, Chastisements 

Not only is the wearing of this scapular strongly recommended, but its exposition in our homes will give special protection.


FR. RIPPERGER ON THE PURPLE SCAPULAR

Purple Scapular of Marie-Julie Jahenny of Benediction and Protection Wool

Purple Scapular of Protection

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