Since 1955, the Shrine of Saint Jude in Faversham, Kent has been a centre of devotion to the Apostle in the UK.
We all recognise the need to develop our relationship with God through prayer. Sometimes we find this is not easy! What to say? How to say it? Am I doing this the right way? These are all questions that come to mind. One way in helping your prayer life is to imagine one of the saints with you, supporting you. Saint Jude is particularly helpful in this regard because, as we all know, he is the patron of those who have no one else to turn to. He is especially venerated because of his intercession for all those who have reached the end, but he is also a guide to many of us, and many pray to him because he is particularly helpful.
The Shrine of Saint Jude has recently created an initiative called “Saint Jude at Home” – where people can subscribe monthly to receive reflections and prayers on a particular subject. Deacon Hugh has written June’s reflections and asks important questions, like: “What is my role in the service of God?”; “How am I following in the footsteps of Saint Jude and the eleven other Apostles in serving God?”; “Am I fulfilling my calling in the way God wanted when he called me?”.
People can subscribe the Saint Jude at home, here.