Faith Reflections from the Shrine
Walking on Holy Ground.
December 2018 - This issue of Faith Reflections focuses on what it means to walk on holy ground in our lives. . .Read more »
Faith, by our Living Example.
November 2018 - In this issue of Faith Reflections, we take inspiration from another saint, Mother Teresa. . .Read more »
The Gift of St. Jude's Hope.
October 2018 - This issue of Faith Reflections explores another gift; the gift of St. Jude’s hope. . .Read more »
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
September 2018 - This issue explores the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit as they strengthen us in faith and virtue, and inspire our devotion to St. Jude. . .Read more »
Let Go of Fear & Move Forward.
September 2018 - The powerful and complex emotion of fear is a natural part of life; it’s an emotion that often serves a vital purpose by prompting us to recognize, reflect, filter, and then sort things out. . .Read more »
Friends on the Journey.
August 2018 - This Faith Reflections explores the abundant gifts that are both given and received in our relationship with our multitude of supporters in heaven, especially St. Jude. . .Read more »
Devotional Prayer Nurtures our Inner Child.
August 2018 - This Faith Reflections explores how devotional prayer connects us to the kind of faith we had as children. . .Read more »
Do we become more youthful in our faith?
July 2018 - An important part of our spiritual growth as adults is about recapturing the simplicity, purity, and conviction of our relationship with God from when we were younger. . .Read more »
Confidence in Hope
June 2018 - St. Jude often took great risks for Christ and the Church throughout his life. With each decision, he placed his confidence in God to care for him despite the difficulties facing him. . .Read more »
Do not be afraid, for I am with you
June 2018 - In the Old Testament, we are reminded often that God protects and watches over us. He was with the Israelites as they faced extreme difficulties, and He assured them they would not need to fear. . .Read more »
A Seed of Living Hope
May 2018 - “[The Eucharist] spurs us on our journey through history,” Pope John Paul II wrote, “and plants a seed of living hope in our daily commitment to the work before us.”. . .Read more »
Self-reflection and St. Jude
April 2018 - Prayer is intimately connected to reflection, and vice versa, so the observations we make as we step back and review ourselves are. . .Read more »
The Examined Life: Change is Good
April 2018 - An examined life is key to our growth as individuals who make a difference. The Apostles watched Jesus take time to reflect and struggle with the reality of who He was. . .Read more »
The Power of the Eucharist
March 2018 - Today, the Eucharist continues to bring us together in community, nourishes our personal relationship with God. . .Read more »
Our Lenten Opportunity
February 2018 - Lent is also the perfect time to invite the Holy Spirit into our hearts to help us see and accept our opportunities for growth. . .Read more »
Lent . . . Sacrifice or Renewal?
February 2018 - Lent provides us with a reminder and plenty of weeks to put a unique focus on strengthening our faith in preparation for Easter. . .Read more »
God's Hand in Devotion
January 2018 - The consistency of our devotional prayer—both the more formal Novena prayer and the prayers of our petitions—creates a valuable habit of connection with God. . .Read more »
Listening to God
January 2018 - When we separate ourselves to be with God alone, we can tap into the reservoirs of silence and stillness that help us recognize the mystery of God’s voice within us. . .Read more »
The Generosity of Accompaniment
November 2017 - Remembering that we have been gifted with the presence of Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit is a comfort and a strength we can tap into always. . .Read more »
Peace of Mind, Heart, and Spirit
November 2017 - God is a perpetual presence with us and within us. We receive a constant stream of His love and strength. . .Read more »
Following Daunting Paths
October 2017 - As we take the time to be grateful for Christ’s presence within us daily, we find the strength to continue our path. . .Read more »
Hope Above All
September 2017 - The hope we place in God and in St. Jude’s intercession is ideally always confident in the knowledge and expectation that God stands with us. . .Read more »
Generosity of Spirit
September 2017 - The generosity of spirit in this awareness comes from remembering that God is the creator of all. . .Read more »
September 2017 - Jesus inspired His Apostles and other disciples to follow His example as they learned from His teachings, and later as they began to build His Church. . .Read more »
Sources of Hope
August 2017 - Jesus calls His people to be a light to the world. He gave us repeated examples of how we can be a source of hope and encouragement for many others. . .Read more »
Infinite Possibilities Are Born of Faith
June 2017 - The Apostles, including St. Jude, were directed to go forward and carry Jesus’ message of faith and hope to everyone they met. . .Read more »
Miracles - Nothing is impossible for God
May 2017 - Jesus’ sweeping miracles were epic in their scale—calming stormy seas with a simple verbal command, walking on water to reach His fearful disciples, and feeding thousands. . .Read more »
A Patient Faith
May 2017 - Through his patient and constant faith, St. Jude learned the true strength that came from working to follow Jesus’ teachings. . .Read more »
Keeping An Open Heart
March 2017 - It is always enlightening and reassuring to go back and read God’s promises and Jesus’ teachings. . .Read more »
Renewing our Promises
February 2017 - This reflection reminds us of the beginnings of our faith, and how we continue to develop as Catholic adults, working to strengthen our faith. . .Read more »
Love God with all your Heart
January 2017 - Our faith calls us to reflect on and renew our commitments to God. This process of continuous conversion affirms the strength of our faith. . .Read more »
The Many Side Effects of Gratitude
November 2016 - Being grateful for both large and small things in our lives that are significant has many side effects—and none of them are negative. . .Read more »
Hope Through Forgiveness
September 2016 - The path of faith we walk can be very difficult, and we all make mistakes navigating our path with its unique twists and bumps. . .Read more »
Forgive Us Our Trespasses
September 2016 - “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This is one of the most challenging directives for us. . .Read more »
Listening for God
September 2016 - Every day, God gives us opportunities to connect with Him and fill our lives with His grace. He calls to us, and is always ready to guide us as we work to live our lives. . .Read more »
I am Always with You.
August 2016 - With our faith, we know that humility in fact reflects an inner strength. And we also know we are never truly alone. . .Read more »
Encouragement & Hope
August 2016 - St. Jude opens to us the very essence of courage, helping us to persevere through hardship by inviting us to draw closer to God. . .Read more »
Courage & Faith
July 2016 - Courage is an integral part of a life of faith, a component we are reminded of through the life of Christ and the apostles. . .Read more »
The Holy Spirit
June 2016 - For Jesus’s Apostles, the Holy Spirit was also instrumental in helping them form the early Church. . .Read more »
The Wisdom & Power of the Holy Spirit
June 2016 - Throughout history, Holy Spirit has guided people on their faith journeys. The Old and the New Testaments give us rich examples. . .Read more »
A Source of Hope for Others
May 2016 - We can become a reflection of God’s love for others by something as simple as being kind and respectful throughout the day. . .Read more »