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The Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus

May 2, 2012

Based in Oakland, California, Saint Albert Priory serves as a Roman Catholic Order that follows the teachings of St. Dominic de Guzman. Responsible for missions and philanthropic works throughout the world, Saint Albert Priory also supports the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus.

Located in San Francisco, the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus honors St. Jude. One of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ, St. Jude spent more than a decade traveling throughout Mesopotamia and converting people to Christianity. During the first century AD, he was martyred by being clubbed to death; he was buried in Saint Paul’s Basilica. Today, St. Jude is considered the Patron of Lost Causes.

In 1935, Father Leonard Callahan created The Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus. For nearly two decades, Our Lady’s Chapel housed the structure, but Father Thomas McElhatton coordinated its move to its present location in 1953. The Shrine focuses on preaching by mail, and people can send in letters with requests for prayers for those who suffer from sickness, drug addiction, financial difficulty, and marital troubles. Priests associated with the Shrine correspond with individuals who ask for personalized responses.


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  1. Bobby permalink

    Thank the Lord for St. Jude. I learned a long time ago througth the faith of my maternal grandmother that we are never alone if we pray in earnest to St Jude. When you feel despair of the soul and it aches inside in that indescribable way. I do truly believe that he will come to you on the wings of the holy spirit to aid you in your troubles. To those of you facing difficulties I offer you my prayers and hope that you will turn to my patron st, Jude Thaddeus to find the strength to cope with whatever problem you may be having. May anyone and everyone who may see my reply find faith and hope to hold on. In the end remember no matter what the problem, Our Lord will set things right for those of us who hang in there and do the best that we can to make it through his mystery that we call life. God Bless you always!

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