Celebrating the Feast of St Jude: October 28, 2012
Sundays at St Jude Chapel in Downtown Dallas in always festive; but today, there is a palpable anticipation among the devotees. Today is the Feast of Saint Jude Thaddeus, the Chapel’s Patron Saint.
Aside from that fact, Saint Jude Chapel also made the front page of Dallas Morning News – “St. Jude Chapel provides oasis for downtown Dallas workers for four decades”. It was a great feast day gift! Thank you Dallas Morning News!
To a PR person, for a small chapel nestled among the highrises of Downtown Dallas to get that kind of attention is a miracle. But, to a devotee of St Jude, that feat is not surprising. After all, Saint Jude is known as the “Patron Saint of desperate cases and lost causes” and miracles do happen.
And today, that miracle is apparent. The normal number of churchgoers swelled to almost double. Devotees from around the Metroplex and out-of-towners paid homage to their patron saint. They brought food and flowers. But, most of all, they brought their faith and devotion.