Thank you for visiting this modern preaching tool we call the internet and the home pages of the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus. I also especially urge you to take a moment to discover the ways you can partner with us in our work through your prayers, devotion to the many Novenas we will celebrate together, and by sharing of your resources to sustain this nearly 100 year-old ministry – all contained in these pages.
When St. Dominic founded the Order of Preachers I doubt he envisioned such a tool as this. He did, however, know that the important work of preaching the gospel would take more than the few men and women who followed him nearly 800 years ago. He also knew that it would take resources given by others to complete the daunting task of preaching the Gospel in all corners of the globe.
While we won’t ask you to follow us to those far-away lands, we do ask for your help as we teach and preach this ministry of the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus across the heartland of America and, truth be told, in some of those far-away places. Your spiritual and financial support is critical to our work as we celebrate the Novena to St. Jude several times a year at a growing number of locations within the Province of St. Albert the Great.
Read among the following pages of the many ways you can support the work of the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus. Your prayers for others and your own intentions will quickly become those of all who visit the Shrine – in person and online. Your growing understanding of the life of St. Jude Thaddeus and the many good works of the Dominican friars, Province of St. Albert the Great will be deeply nourished as you search these pages. Read the Resources and Links pages to enhance your own spiritual life and begin to share that with those around you.
And your generous gifts to the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude, now so convenient through the web and our Support US pages, help us sustain this ministry and so many of the ministries of this Province. In addition, consider a gift to any of our Provincial Funds, through Planned Gifts, or even our Capital Campaign. In any event, we need your assistance and remain forever grateful for it.
Nothing we do happens without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the dedication, love, and fortitude of the nearly 200 friars of the Province, and, of course, your support. Please pray with us and give to support our work as best you can. We assure you, what you give will be put to the very best work of preaching the Gospel.
Thank you for your generosity and God bless you for sharing.
The Very Rev. Charles E. Bouchard, OP
Provincial, Province of St. Albert the Great