A Chaplet to St. Jude

In the Catholic tradition there are many different forms of prayer giving each person the opportunity to choose what suits them best. Some are comfortable with spontaneous prayer saying whatever comes to their mind in an open conversation to God. Others need to follow and use a more traditional type of prayer such as a Novena, the Rosary or the Chaplet. If you like praying the rosary and you need to pray for a desperate cause or an impossible situation, you might consider praying a chaplet to St. Jude, the patron saint of desperate causes and impossible situations.

How to Recite the St. Jude Novena Chaplet

The St. Jude Novena Chaplet is prayed for 9 consecutive days and is recited on a straight chain of 9 beads with the image of St. Jude on one end and a Crucifix on the other end.

  • You begin with the following prayer on the image of St. Jude:

“St. Jude, glorious apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the true Church invokes you universally as the patron of things despaired of; pray for me, that finally I may receive the consolations and the succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (mention your request), and that I may bless God with the elect throughout eternity. Amen”

  • Then on each bead you pray:

 1 Hail Mary and the following:
"St. Jude, Apostle, Martyr and Relative of Our Lord Jesus Christ, of Mary and of Joseph, intercede for me."

  • Concluding Prayer of the Crucifix:

"O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special help in time of need. To you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly request assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen."

Praying the Rosary or Chaplet with Hozana

Hozana allows you to discover hundreds of spiritual propositions of immense wealth and to choose those that can nourish you the most. Each morning, you will be able to find, in your Hozana prayer corner biblical passages, and meditations that help you pray, become closer to God and grow in holiness. For example, you can continue to pray the rosary or say a novena with others.