On April 11, 1971, I was (approaching my 26th birthday) a patient at Maryland General Hospital. On that day, I was given the diagnosis of lymphosarcoma. The Shrine to St. Jude was in the then St. John The Baptist Church. My husband, John went to the rectory and spoke with a kindly priest. The priest walked to the hospital and blessed me with the relic of St. Jude. That June, my oncologist felt no signs of the disease. I continued to have chemo treatments for two years. It took ten years to hear the words cured. The cancer never retuned.

On September 8, 1974, the Blessed Mother’s birthday, I gave birth to the first of my two daughter’s.

My family and I have always remained grateful for the miracle received. God’s work is quite a mystery for in our later years, we retired to Lewes, DE and St. Jude the Apostle Church is our parish.

We do miss visiting the Shrine in Baltimore for mass, devotional prayers, lighting votives and the gift shop.

Thank you St. Jude.