Dear Saint Jude Thaddeus, the Church honors you universally as the Patron Saint of hopeless cases and of things despaired of. Dear Saint Jude, you were the cousin and friend of our Lord Jesus Christ and one of his twelve Apostles. Our Lord has granted you the special privilege of being abel to intercede with him, on our behalf, in our most despaired of situations. Dear Saint Jude Thaddeus, I bed you throug hthe most Sacred Heart of Jesus, please intervene with Our Lord Jesus Christ on my behalf, and ask him to come to my aid in all my most despaired of situations, especially with my Nephew and his getting well. I promise to be ever mindful of this great favor and promise to make you my special patron. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Mary’s and 3 Glory Be’s – repeat daily for 9 days & promise to publish this novena.