Sunday, May 31, 2009

Article: Miraculous stories and St. Jude

Author: Father Bel R. San Luis, SVD, of the Philippines (in Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation online). Source link here (connection problems in accessing the source article may occur from time to time)

Somebody once said, "Prayer has a way of influencing events and penetrating the minds of people which human reason and science cannot explain."

That was proven in the case of Jenny Apor, a partially disabled girl coming from a poor family in Cebu, on that unforgettable July 16, 2002 when she won the biggest-ever jackpot in Philippine game show history amounting R3.5 million.

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Throughout the quiz show, "Game Ka Na Ba," she was clutching a novena booklet to St. Jude Thaddeus, fervently praying.

For the jackpot question, Kris Aquino, host of "Game KNB," asked: "Who was the Filipino front singer when the Beatles sang in Manila in the 1960s?"

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Jenny was tongue-tied. Her face told it all – she didn’t know the answer. "I don’t know…" she stammered. Kris coaxed her, "Just say any name of a singer, even if it’s wrong."

Jenny blurted out from nowhere: "Pilita Corales!" And her guess was correct! Overwhelmed with joy, the handicapped girl brought home the P3.5 million jackpot.

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In the same vein, Kris Aquino was herself a recipient of such a special favor from St. Jude. Kris at 18 years wanted so much to enter showbiz but her mother, then President Cory Aquino, put her foot down.

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Kris was undaunted. Instead of sulking, the determined girl resorted to praying novenas to St. Jude at the archdiocesan shrine in San Miguel, Manila, a stone’s throw away from where she lived then, Malacañang.

She surely got her prayer granted because soon she entered showbiz. (But we know her love life suffered a setback. Apparently that wasn’t included in her petition to St. Jude).

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The favor through St. Jude’s intercession is inexplicable. No wonder St. Jude Thaddeus is the saint of the impossible or hopeless cases. To be precise, it’s not "hopeless" but "difficult cases."

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Another testimony comes from a lady acquaintance of mine whom I hadn’t met for some years but suddenly popped up at St. Jude Parish where I used to reside. Celia (not her real name) confided that her marriage was floundering after her husband had left them to work in Japan.

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"In the beginning, we communicated frequently but afterwards correspondence came in trickles until it stopped. I heard he had a live-in partner," she said. "When he came home for vacation, he didn’t even stay with us preferring the company of the other woman’s relatives," she added.

"I wanted to save our family. So instead of giving up, I made novenas to St. Jude every Thursday commuting, rain or shine, from Bulacan to Manila."

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Not too long afterwards when I met Celia, she was all excited. "Father, it’s a miracle," she gushed. After about two years separated from her husband, she related that out of the blue her husband called up to say hello and ask about the children.

"I couldn’t believe it," she said. "My husband mailed a nine-page letter explaining everything. He said he was coming home to us."

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Among other things, he confided he left his live-in partner because after the "honeymoon" period, they had been constantly quarreling. (Did St. Jude cause it?).

Anyway, the last thing I heard was that Celia together with the children joined her husband in Japan.

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The testimonies of Jenny Apor and Celia should indeed strengthen our faith in prayer and the miraculous power of St. Jude Thaddeus.

Do you have a difficult problem? Go to St. Jude.

36 comments:

  1. i am broke i want to buy a house in my native country south africa but i dont have any money to live there near my family the only way i can live there if i win the big jackpot

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    1. i dont know how to ask help to st jude. please ST. JUDE bring back my Gerald to me............please. he is my life

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  2. Emylee PascuaJune 08, 2010

    This is so inspiring.It has renewed my faith. Where there's prayer there's hope. St. Jude has given me hope.

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  3. LEIA SOZINHO porque no passado eu também não acreditava que ia dar certo, mas… funciona mesmo!!! Entrei neste site e fiz esta prece. Fiz para ver se ia dar certo e deu, assim que acabei meu amor ligou. A pessoa que eu copiei também não acreditava mas para ela também funcionou! AGORA VEREMOS…

    Diga para você mesmo o nome do único rapaz ou moça com quem você gostaria de estar (três vezes)… Pense em algo que queira realizar na próxima semana e repita para você mesmo (seis vezes). Se você tem um desejo, repita-o para você mesmo (Eu invoco que ele pára de fugir dos problemas que tem. Permite-o a voltar para mim, mesmo sendo dificil; o amor não é fácil, mas sim é necessário. Não há nada que vale mais a pena do que o Amor. Por favor Nossa Senhora, da-lhe a graça do Sua benção, que o nosso Amor vence o medo que o paraliza. No nome do Pai, e do Filho, e do Espirito Santo. Amém.)Publique esta simpatia por três vezes só mesmo esta simpatia, quero compartilhar com você a minha alegria e mostrar que se para mim deu certo para você também dará basta copiar e colar por três vezes em inforum diferente esta simpatia abaixo e logo em 48hs você terá uma linda surpresa, beijos. Ainda esta noite de madrugada o TEU amor dará conta de que TE ama, algo assim acontecerá entre 1 e 4 horas da manhã esteja preparada para o maior choque de sua vida! Se romper esta corrente terá má sorte no amor. Deus vai lhe abençoará e a sua vida não será a mesma.

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  4. I was going through a real hard time in my life. My boyfriend just broke up with me after 2.5 years and I have been depressed the last few months. We talked for a bit and I tried to reconcile but it was in vain. So I sought to prayer. I did the St. Jude Novena for 9 days but did not see any change. I continued praying. All the while I was praying I saw St. Jude looking sadly at me. I felt sorry for myself and thought maybe I am not going to get what I am praying for. But I still kept hope and prayed harder. On the 12th day, I saw the same picture of St. Jude smiling at me this time. I was shocked but it made me so happy, that I know now he is hearing my prayers and I will get what I want soon. All those of you who are saying this novena make sure u have faith in him. Never stop trusting, never stop trying and never stop praying.
    Here is the prayer I used: …Jude – O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near 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 whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition, in return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked.
    Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Mary’s and 3 Glory be’s.
    St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen
    (Publication must be promised)

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  5. AnonymousJuly 05, 2012

    PRAYERS FOR SPECIAL INTENTIONS
    "St. Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the person (who betrayed our Lord) has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the true Church invokes you universally as the Patron of things despaired of. Pray for me, who is so miserable; pray for me, that I may finally receive the consolations and the succour of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (state your request here), and that I may bless God with the Elect Throughout Eternity."


    "May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be Adored, Glorified, Loved & Preserved throughout the world, now & forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, please pray for me. Saint Jude, Worker of Miracles, please pray for me. Saint Jude, Helper of the Hopeless, please pray for me. Amen."

    "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."

    i am publishing this request as promised St Jude. Please pray for us so we can be together. Thank you. PB

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  6. O Sacred Heart of Jesus be Adored Glorified, Loved and Preserved thoughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St Jude worker of miracles pray for us. Helper of the Hopeless pray for us.
    Thank you for prayers answered.

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  7. Thank you Dear St.Jude for the favours recieved through your intercessation...I have prayed to St.Jude about 4 times now. Each time he answered exactly on the 8th or the 9th day..He never failed me in times of need. Once I prayed for double intension in the single 9 days Novena. Both the intensions were amazingly fulfilled on the 8th day 9th day respectively.I was also without job and was desperately in need of a job. I prayed the 9 days Novena and my prayer was answered on the 9th day.I got the job and was rescued from the helplessness.Tons of Thanks to St.Jude and All Glory to God!

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  8. O Sacred Heart of Jesus be Adored Glorified, Loved and Preserved thoughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St Jude worker of miracles pray for us. Helper of the Hopeless pray for us.
    Thank you for prayers answered.

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  9. AnonymousJuly 19, 2013

    Thankyou st.JUde for answered prayers, in form of peace , am still going to pray the novena,one day at a time and I believe you are just about to pray for me to God. Thank you St.Jude and I will always honour you as my special and powerful patron.Indeed you are my powerful patron.THANKYOU ST.JUDE

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  10. St. Jude's Novena

    "May the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    be Adored, Glorified, Loved & Preserved
    through-out the world, now & forever.
    Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
    Saint Jude, Worker of miracles, pray for us.
    Saint Jude, Helper of the Hopeless, pray for us."
    Say the prayer 8 times a day for 9 days.
    It has never been known to fail.
    Publication must be promised.

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  11. Thank you St. Jude for answering my prayer request. you are indeed my Special & Powerful Patron. I promise to give testimony once my prayer will be answered and Miraculously today I have an answered prayer... relationship with my boyfriend suddenly become on the rocks and things become so desperate when he decided to put an end to our wonderful relationship, I was devastated and want to restore this relationship I prayed the novena of St. Jude and he never fails to answer all my prayers, Thank you St. Jude for interceding in my prayer... keep on praying during desperate and troubled times have faith Thank you Father God & Jesus Christ for answeing my Prayer. Thank you Mama Mary for your love and intervention. And ofcourse St. Jude for your divine intervention and great love for those who call for your help . Amen.

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  12. St Jude I just want to thank you in advance. I have just completed the 9 day novena and I just want to thank St Jude for giving hope. I am keeping my faith in you, you have always been there for me St Jude. I wholeheartedly believe that you will not fail me and will answer my prayer soon in God's time. Thank you St Jude. I will forever be grateful to you.

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  13. Thank you saint jude thaddeus for the answered prayers.

    May the Sacred Heart of Jesusbe Adored, Glorified, Loved & Preservedthrough-out the world, now & forever.Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.Saint Jude, Worker of miracles, pray for us.Saint Jude, Helper of the Hopeless, pray for us." Say the prayer 8 times a day for 9 days.It has never been known to fail.Publication must be promised.

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  14. I have just completed my novena prayer to St Jude, thanks to St Jude for I have noticed the change in my life, I have so much peace though my prayers have not yet been answered. I am now starting another Novena to St Jude Thaddeus, Thank You Thank You St Jude

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  15. I prayed to St.Jude for a special favour regarding my music and health.After 9 days it was provided.Thank you St.Jude.

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  16. AnonymousMay 05, 2014

    Thank you St. Jude in advance.. I keep praying and strong faith.. I know you'll hear my prayers..

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  17. Please hear and answer my prayers Amen

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  18. I was desperately trying to extend my stay in my native land for a couple of more days. Unfortunately it was the Holiday season and all flights were fully booked or over booked on that specific weekend. I'm a member of their frequent flyer program but even I was told by several booking agents that it was "IMPOSSIBLE" to get a seat. It was at that time that I said a very quick and very short prayer to St. Jude. On the day of my scheduled flight, it was as if someone whispered to call the booking agent again and check. I sluggishly made the call thinking the result was negative. Upon giving my info to the agent she informed me that for a very small fee (and I mean small) I could get a seat on the next booking class. I happily agreed. Upon checking in at the Airport my upgraded seat, got upgraded again for Free! Again, please take note that this was during the Holiday Season when it's supposedly impossible to get any seat on the plane. I attribute this miracle to St. Jude! I also have another "impossible issue" and Im again asking St. Jude's intercession.

    MJ HK/MNL

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  19. I recently had my holiday vacation and went back home to Manila. I wanted to maximize my stay there because it was home to me. Upon booking my flight the only available schedule to go back to HK(my place of work) was on a Friday and I desperately wanted ton spend the weekend with Family. Hesitantly I booked the flight back but I was hoping to get rescheduled. During the last few days of my vacation, I made a lot of phone calls trying to get the last convenient evening flight back to HK.I was told by a good number of booking agents I spoke with that it was IMPOSSIBLE. Considering I was a frequent flyer and a valued member of their club, I thought that I had no choice when I was given that information, after all you never turn down a request from a valued customer unless there was no way to give it to him.

    I never really gave serious thought to St.Jude, but for some reason I decided to say a quick prayer and asked him to help me.

    Long story short, on the morning of my supposed flight, while preparing to leave the house I was staying in, I felt like I should hope against hope and give the airline another call. Its as if someone urged me to do it, because its not something I normally do.

    Upon giving my info to the agent, she informed me that a seat "just opened up" for me. Though there was a very very minimal fee as it was an upgrade. I was quite surprised because this was the class that I've been trying to get for days.

    I went to the airport and happily paid the very small upgrade fee, upon reaching the boarding gate I was informed that my seat was again upgraded for free.

    This situation might be considered "a lucky event" but you need to know that this happened during the holiday season when no one could get seats on airlines!

    Im posting this as a testament to the power of prayer to st.jude.

    Im seeking his intercession in another intention Im praying for. This time its for him to ask God to touch the heart of my greedy former landlord, so that my security deposit in my old flat be refunded. I hope his answer will be again as swift as it was the first time. I now take the devotion to st.jude seriously.

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  20. Thank you St Jude Thaddeus for granting my prayers / petitions.
    You are truly the patron of hopeless cases.
    I promise you will always be my patron forever.

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  21. Thank you St Jude Thaddeus for granting my petition.
    You are truly the patron of hopeless cases.
    I promise that my faith to you and to God will always be perfectly intact.

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  22. Thank you SAINT JUDE THADDEUS for hearing and granting my prayers...
    YOU NEVER FAILED ME SAINT JUDE... AS WHAT I HAVE PROMISED THROUGH MY PETITION.. I WILL FOREVER BE YOUR FAITHFUL SERVANT AND WILL SERVE YOU TILL THE END.. AND I WILL NEVER STOP SHARING THIS TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE HAVING THEIR DIFFICULT CASES...

    PRAYERS FOR SPECIAL INTENTIONS
    "St. Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the person (who betrayed our Lord) has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the true Church invokes you universally as the Patron of things despaired of. Pray for me, who is so miserable; pray for me, that I may finally receive the consolations and the succour of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (state your request here), and that I may bless God with the Elect Throughout Eternity."


    "May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be Adored, Glorified, Loved & Preserved throughout the world, now & forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, please pray for me. Saint Jude, Worker of Miracles, please pray for me. Saint Jude, Helper of the Hopeless, please pray for me. Amen."

    "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."

    I AM A LIVING TESTIMONY HOW POWERFUL SAINT JUDE IS..

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  23. Thank you St. Jude for favours and graces received. I can now begin settling my debts. May God the most be praised!

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  24. I prayed the St Jude novena nightly for several weeks and my prayers were answered! My wife was miraculously healed from a long term illness through the intercession of St Jude and the mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I encourage you all to make your petitions known to St Jude, it works!

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  25. I am so happy and grateful for St. Jude to help me pass all my classes this Spring semester in medical school.

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  26. AnonymousMay 18, 2016

    Dear St Jude, I wboleheartedly pray to you that please help us to restore our relationship again and help kent to cut his communication with that girl.. I pray he will come to me talk to me to fix and take care of things about us.. I hope this time nothing and no other person will come between us.. I love him so much I pray that He will love me again.. I pray he will call me tonight.. I miss him..

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  27. Dear St Jude, I am ever so grateful as you have been interceding for me in my time of needs and when I prayed you in the past you always answered my prayers. I am praying you right now once again, to ask for help in my current situation. Please help me and Stuart to be reunited in Sydney after this long separation and together with our dog Bella we can live in the house I am now where I finally feel at home. Bless us with a child and that we can start our new life in Australia together. I pray for the health of my family in Italy and that I can go back to visit them as often as possible. Thank you for the answered prayer, and for strengthening my faith through all difficulties and challenges. I also pray for everyone who is praying you right now with their own requests. Amen

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  28. Thank you St Jude for always listening to my prayers...you are a very good friend. I am happy to have you as a friend!!

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  29. St Jude I pray that my boyfriend will text or call me and we will reunite as he has cheated on me with another woman after 16 years. please help me him to find his way back to me...in Jesus name Amen

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  30. Thank you for your intercession St Jude and for answered prayers. My sister got her US visa and my brother was promoted from work. Glory to God! I do hope you will also help me on my other prayers waiting to be answered.

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  31. Thank you St Jude for giving me favours in my toughest of times.

    Glory to God!!

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  32. Thank you St Jude for favours received during my toughest of times.

    Glory to God !!

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  33. I pray that you answer my petitions as you have always done in the past Saint Jude truth.thank you
    I have a true Testament to The Graces that saint jude has done for me through delivery to God for me.Amen
    Each time I think I
    About it in in awe
    This one I'm praying about is by far very hope less case.
    I have posted on numerous sites about his blessings and will continue.

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  34. Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
    Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. 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 -
    Please intercede for me and Bryan that God will bring Bryan Keith McQueen back home to 4029 Gabriel ct. Imediately and fully restore communication and Love between us immediately and permanently, and remove any and all doubts, fears, egos, obstacles and road blocks that are keeping us apart, and allow Bryan to see that I am the perfect and only woman for him. Please pray that God will touch Bryan's heart and fill it with much love for me and make our complicated relationship become uncomplicated. Pray for God’s mercy and blessings, and that God may allow us to spend the rest of our lives with each other in a committed and loving relationship. Pray that God will keep Bryan free of all temptations and guide him back HOME into my loving arms permanently, and always put us in each others heart and mind. I ask this is in the Most Holy Name of Jesus… Thank you and may God bless you abundantly
    You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me and my intentions! O St. Jude, pray that God’s grace and mercy will cover my intentions. Pray for the impossible if it is God’s will.
    - and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.
    Amen

    (Say 3 Our Father’s, 3 Hail Mary’s, and 3 Glory Be’s after this.)

    Our Father, Who art in heaven,
    Hallowed be Thy Name.
    Thy Kingdom come.
    Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil. Amen.

    Hail Mary,
    Full of Grace,
    The Lord is with thee.
    Blessed art thou among women,
    and blessed is the fruit
    of thy womb, Jesus.
    Holy Mary,
    Mother of God,
    pray for us sinners now,
    and at the hour of death

    Glory be to the Father,
    and to the Son,
    and to the Holy Spirit.
    As it was in the beginning,
    is now,
    and ever shall be,
    world without end.
    Amen.

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  35. ST. Jude, I am forever grateful for all the answered prayer you have given me even before when we just separated with my husband, I asked for a right direction and right path, and thankfully you gave it to me... and now, I am really hopeless and I am here with you again asking for a miracle, yes i just finished my 9 days novena, though my prayers have not been aswered but i found peace in myself. I am forever grateful to you St.Jude and I will forever be praying and trusting that your will grant my request. All the Glory and Honor is yours Almighty Father!

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