My mother taught me to pray to St. Jude. She kept newspaper clippings of the novena in the drawer beside her bed. My mom was not Catholic, but she got very sick after I was born and I think she prayed for St Jude to heal her. She got better and she ended up adopting four special needs children and fostering special needs children for more than 20 years. And so, I pray to St. Jude now- 30 years after my mom first taught me about him. I can’t remember a time that St. Jude has not answered my prayers…maybe once, but the situation ultimately worked out for the best. St. Jude answered my prayers from last fall (2022) and for that I am grateful and I will always have faith.