The Dominican friars of Indiana University invited Catholics and all faith-filled women and men in Bloomington and its neighboring communities to an historic appearance of the Relic of St. Jude Thaddeus at the university’s St. Paul Catholic Center, on November 5, 6 and 7. This visit coincided with a Pilgrimage of Hope and Healing jointly sponsored by the Newman Center at IU and the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus in Chicago.
A bi-lingual celebration of the Eucharist was celebrated on the 5th, veneration of the Arm Relic of St. Jude took place following mass on the 6th and 7th, and the final mass included a healing service and blessings with the Holy Oil of St. Jude. The historic Arm Relic of St. Jude Thaddeus, said to be the largest relic of an apostle kept outside of Rome, was on display before and after mass each day. Fr. Paul Whittington, O.P., Director of the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus in Chicago, celebrated and preached at the Tuesday and Wednesday masses. Fr. Paul also reported a great turnout, and thanks all for attending.