It was important for me to create this page to offer hope and
encouragement to anyone seeking a miracle or spiritual help in a
time of urgent need.
There are so many times in our personal lives when a crisis
suddenly strikes -- a problem at work or school maybe, or illness,
family discord or money troubles -- and we feel so powerless and
helpless, that it is easy to despair. In those times of desperation, I
have found amazing, incredible, and (dare I say) miraculous help
when I have asked Saint Jude.
Now, I am just about as skeptical as the next guy, so
admitting my belief in the power of the Saint Jude Novena does
not come easy. I first discovered the novena when some
unknown person left an index card in a church pew. It contained a
handwritten copy of the novena. That was many years ago, I have
said the novena during trying times on several occasions, and
every time, things worked out. Now, I promised to "publish" this
testimony, but I had never really done a good job of it, instead
promising to spread the word in a bigger way. Until a big threat of
illness struck a family member last year. Amazingly, before I
could complete the novena, the doctors told us it was nothing
serious! I knew then I had to build this web site. That was just
about one year ago. . .
The site you're visiting today is the third revision. Last Spring, I
added a "guestbook" for visitors to sign, thinking that maybe a few
might find it a useful spot to fulfill their promise of publication. I'm
simply amazed, though, by the response. Hundreds of people
have left messages, almost everyone of them attesting to the
power of the Novena to Saint Jude.
That has encouraged me to keep working to improve the site. I
also want to keep it interesting so repeat visitors will have a reason
to return again and again. This new version contains an all-new
layout, new artwork, more prayers and more links.
I plan to add more soon, including a chat room where I hope
other web-surfers will join for scheduled internet prayer meetings --
nothing long or taxing, but a simple way to share our faith and
prayer requests. If you have any sugestions or ideas to share,
please e-mail them to me. After all, this site is for you!
I hope you will come back. Please feel free to link to this page,
and by all means, do bookmark this site.
May the Peace of the Holy Spirit be with you! -- M.Q.
This page last modified on Wednesday, October 27, 1999