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St. Jude Thaddeus
Patron of Desperate Causes

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Saint Jude Thaddeus is thought to be one of the twelve apostles by many scholars. He is recognized in the Epistle of Jude as the brother of James and possibly a relative of Jesus. He traveled to Mesopotamia where he joined with Saint Simon in Persia. They were martyred together in Persia and their feast day is celebrated on October 28. Over the centuries, Saint Jude has been asked to intercede in hopeless causes.

This chaplet has nine beads with the medal of Saint Jude at one end and a crucifix at the other.


Bronze-capped 12mm barrels of yellow turquoise are joined to create this massive St. Jude novena chaplet --- 16" long. The chaplet is completed with bronze figural medal of St. Jude, and bronze Papal crucifix.

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St. Jude Chaplet

St. Jude Chaplet

St. Jude Chaplet



Begin by saying the Prayer to St. Jude Thaddeus:
Most Holy Apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of his enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the true Church honors you as the Patron of Things Despaired Of; pray for me, that finally I may receive the consolations and the succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (here name your petition) and that I may praise God with you and all the saints throughout Eternity.

On each bead say a Hail Mary and the following invocation:
St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, and kinsman of Our Lord Jesus Christ, of Mary and of Joseph, intercede for us.

At end say following prayer:
O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to who God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return I promise to make known your name and cause you to be invoked. St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid.

To " make known " the name of St. Jude

The St. Jude novena is unique in that traditionally when you pray to St. Jude you are told you must "promise to publish your request or thanks and encourage devotion to St. Jude". 
What does this mean???
By publishing your message (typically in a newspaper) you demonstrate your faith and commitment to letting God through St. Jude help bring change to your life.  This faith is an important step in showing our openness to receiving God's response to our prayers.  Without such conviction, all of our prayers are doomed to fail.   

The St. Jude Novena Site offers a personalized, interactive experience with its visitors.  It provides extensive, original information related to St. Jude.  The St. Jude Novena Site is the only publication service that adds a special prayer message specific to the poster's request.  In return for publicizing your message, they ask for a modest payment of $10.00.

Other publication links

St. Jude Shrine

St. Jude Prayer Circle

Oración a San Judas Tadeo

"Patrón de los casos difíciles y desesperados"

Empezando con la medalla de San Judas

OH Glorioso Apóstol San Judas Tadeo, 
siervo fiel y amigo de Jesús, 
el nombre del traidor ha sido la causa de que 
fueses olvidado de muchos; 
pero la Iglesia te honra y te invoca como Patrón especial 
ruega por mí 
para que reciba yo los consuelos y el socorro del cielo 
en todas mis necesidades y sufrimientos, particularmente 
( Aquí se pide lo que se desea )  

y para que pueda gozar yo en el cielo 
en tu compañía y con los demás elegidos en la eternidad.

Os prometo, glorioso San Judas, acordarme siempre de este gran favor y nunca dejar de honraros como a mi especial y poderoso protector y hacer todo cuando esté a mi alcance para fomentar vuestra devoción. Amén. San Judas rogad por nosotros y por todos los que os honran e invocan vuestro auxilio.

Rezar tres veces con 
tres Padrenuestros, tres Ave Marías y tres Glorias

San Judas Tadeo, Apóstol Glorioso, haz que mis penas se vuelvan en gozo.


Oração a São Judas Tadeu

SÃO JUDAS TADEU, glorioso Apóstolo, fiel servo e amigo de JESUS, 
o nome do traidor foi causa de que fosseis esquecido por muitos, 
mas a Igreja vos honra e invoca universalmente, como protetor dos aflitos.
Rogai a DEUS por mim. Fazei uso do vosso poder e trazei imediato auxílio ás minhas necessidades, para que possa receber as consolações do Céu em todas as minhas precisões, atribulações e sofrimentos, alcançando-me a graça de 
(aqui faz o pedido)
a fim de que eu possa louvar a DEUS convosco e com todos os eleitos por toda eternidade, depois de ter levado, a vosso exemplo, uma vida verdadeiramente cristã aqui na Terra.
Eu vos prometo lembrar-me sempre de vossos favores e de fazer tudo o que estiver ao meu alcance para que sejais honrado, conhecido e imitado por todos os meus irmãos em CRISTO.
São Judas Tadeu, rogai por nós e por toda a Santa Igreja."

(Rezar 3 Pai Nosso, 3 Ave Maria e 3 Glória ao Pai)

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