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Posted on 11/30/2004 9:13:08 AM PST by greatful student
BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF THE GRACES GIVEN TO ST. JUDE!!! I am graduating college in three weeks and helplessly began my novena asking for help with a job, someone to sublease my apartment, and help to find a place to live. I had sent my resume out to any place that sounded remotely appealing and only was able to get 2 interviews-one was canceled bc they hired someone before my interview, and the other decided not to hire anyone for another 3 months. I was frustrated...I began my novena and asked for help. one week later I got offered my DREAM JOB for an unexpected salary in the #1 location of my choice. the company said they had been looking for the perfect person to fill this position for 5 months and this was the first offer! that same day I received 2 calls interested in my working for them. 3 days later, a girl whom my present roommates get along with, decided to sublease my apartment! (almost impossible to find anyone to take your lease over because of all the December graduates). now I had an issue of where and who to live with. I had two options of places I found online with girls I had not met. (a few of my friends are moving up there after their graduation-but that wasn't until may) 4 days later I found out that one of my good friends from school had a townhouse built in the area and is looking for a roommate!!!! (St. Jude added a bonus by making it the cheapest rent I could find!) How can my life get in any more order? I have absolutely no clue-but I do know that when it isn't in order, who to turn to. what I am most happy about is that I let go of my will and told St. Jude to help me be where God wants me to be-so I feel that I am in accordance to Gods will. I prayed that what he wanted for me, to "put that desire in my heart." I am just so thrilled! "work like it depends all on you and pray like it depends all on God" THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ST. JUDE!!!
Does this "St. Jude" have a website?
You just graduated from college, yet you don't know the proper way to spell "grateful"?
It's all downhill from here.
You have to put vanity in your title, and this is your profile page.
Haven't lurked long, have you?
What's a novena? Also, what college are you graduating from? Is St. Jude a college? Is it a place? Or are you talking about the actual Saint?
St. Jude is the patron saiiint of those who are hopeless, of lost causes, etc.
I do not doubt that God has often chosen to act through special people and that these people are somewhat blessed. I do not accept that they continue to act from Heaven with the powers of God.
The practice of revering and worshiping "Saints" is a continuation of Roman culture in which there were literally hundreds of minor dieties, household gods and gods of special causes.
OK thanks. What's a novena?
well, strictly speaking, the saint is supposed to intercede (pray) with God on your behalf, and the actions are God's.
But it is true that many people pray directly to the saints instead of asking for intercession, and some things to my mind are downright pagan superstitions, like burying a statue of Saint Joseph head down in your yard to sell your house.
But I have asked saints to pray for me, for spiritual matters, in the same way you would ask a friend on earth to pray for you.
All power comes from God. But He sometimes chooses to work through men. He demonstrably does so in this world, and there's no reason why He might not choose to do so in the next.
Do you think they love you less in heaven, in the very embrace of God who, Scripture says, is love, than they did on earth? Sounds unlikely to me.
You may call yourself a Catholic, but you're not really happy with the full richness of the Catholic faith.
"...Althogh I am a Catholic I have never accepted the Church's embrace of Saints. I am devoutly monotheistic...."
Good for you. Who cares?
You should have asked for more.
Then he's the perfect one to petition for help with spelling and capitalization.