Thank You, Saint Jude!

Saint Jude is sometimes called “The Miraculous Saint,” as he’s patron of lost causes and desperate situations. He is called upon when one has run out of options, and may deliver help at the last moment. He was known for preaching and persevering under very difficult conditions, so he’s especially an especially appropriate choice for those who are looking for strength and perseverance.

Different prayers to Saint Jude are printed on his prayer candles.

Prayer to Saint Jude

Saint Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, pray for me, that finally I may receive the consolations and the succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly [insert request here], and that I may bless God with the Elect throughout Eternity. Amen.

Thank You Saint JudeIt’s customary to vow that if Saint Jude helps you, you’ll publish your thanks. This serves to spread his reputation, and offer hope to those who could use his help. So you will often see “Thank you, St. Jude” in newspaper personal ads. Each ad represents a prayer answered.

I may not be Catholic, but I recognize a good thing when I see it.

Other Saint Jude fans?

 

Town Crazy Stocks up on Prayer Candles

Catholic Candle

You don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate the energy invoked.

I’m sure they have no idea what to make of me–the people in the small town I live in.

I was joking with MoonPluto that I live in the same town as in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” I’ll cop to about 15% of that assessment taking dramatic poetic license, but that’s a generous estimate. I once sat in this town waiting for my daughters band concert to start while I listened to a conversation between large men in overalls on how to properly retrieve and prepare roadkill.

At least, I think they were large men in overalls. I make it a point to have minimal eye contact when I am having an out-of-body experience.

The local grocery store here in the land of cornstalks-and-good-ol’-boys starting carrying prayer candles. They don’t cost much and I like the spiritual, heavenly theme, so I get them to burn during readings and rituals. I think religious-themed items can carry the energy of the archetypes. Like tapping that vein from the collective unconscious. So I buy a bunch of them. Repeatedly.

I know townsfolk already look at me weird. Some more friendly than others. Don’t know if bulk prayer candle consumption adds or distracts from my mystique as that crazy, pink haired Tarot reader lady. I have no idea what they make of me, period.

But you know what? I prefer it that way. If you figure it out, I don’t want to know! I’d rather leave it in the fog and not have to bother. I’ll be over here ============>> living in my magic fairy world. It’s beautiful here!

Anybody else feel like the town “color”?