Monday, November 23, 2009

First Anniversary of the Novena to St. Jude Blog

Dear Readers,

Today, the Novena to St. Jude Blog celebrates the first anniversary of our first posts. A year ago, we started this blog to give thanks to St. Jude and praise him for two very special intentions granted. It dawned on us that the blog could provide others with a convenient venue to publish their messages of thanks.

There is no right or single way, in our view, of leaving a message for or thanking St. Jude. In the past, people have thanked him in the personals column of newspapers or parish newsletters. Others leave notes to him or copies of the novena prayer in church pews. As the use of information technology pervades almost every aspect of modern society, still others have used the World Wide Web, through websites, message threads, on-line guest books and blogs, to publish their messages of thanks.

Whichever venue you choose, let people know of your devotion and fulfillment, so others will turn to God through St. Jude during their own times of great need.

The blog now receives nearly 475 first-time and returning (unique) visitors each month, an increase of more than 130% since September. Our success at spreading the word about St. Jude and his faith-based power to help us in times of need and desperation can only be achieved with your assistance.

Please let people know of the blog's URL (

God bless,

St. Jude Novena Blog Publisher

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