Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Patron Saint of Lost Causes

My grandmother's personal favorite saint was St. Anthony, commonly regarded as the patron saint for finding lost objects.  Any time we misplaced something, she would advise us to ask St. Anthony for help.

As you probably gathered from my last post, I am desperate to find another job, and after six months of looking, it's starting to feel like a lost cause.  So I am posting this in the hope that it might help.

O most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus -- People honor and invoke you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, for I am so helpless and alone. Please help to bring me visible and speedy assistance. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (state your request) and that I may praise God with you always. I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you by publishing this request. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. My grandmother chose St. Jude for when she felt things were hopeless.


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