of lost causes

it looks like all my prayers to Saint Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, are finally paying off! i just found out that TRAFFIC #3 has accepted 3 of my poems, and TINFISH 17 has accepted 2 of my poems. holla at your boi 😉

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PRAYER TO SAINT JUDE

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.

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Profile of st. jude

Son of Cleophas, who died a martyr, and Mary who stood at the foot of the Cross, and who annointed Christ’s body after death. Brother of Saint James the Lesser. Nephew of Mary and Joseph; blood relative of Jesus Christ, and reported to look a lot like him. May have been a fisherman. Apostle.

Writer of canonical letter. Preached in Syria, Mesopotamia, and Persia with Saint Simon. Healer. Exorcist. Could exorcise pagan idols, which caused the demons to flee and the statues to crumble.

His patronage of lost or impossible causes traditionally derives from confusion by many early Christians between Jude and Judas; not understanding the difference between the names, they never prayed for Jude’s help, and devotion to him became something of a lost cause.

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6 thoughts on “of lost causes

  1. missed on the last title. don’t know this particular one.

    but i can take it all.

    am smiling anyway… i slept in until 11 ^_^
    actually, i may still be asleep.

    congrats on those two acceptances, craig!

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