This month's contributor:
Lorieann, Providence, R.I.
Note: Following is a beautiful story of St. Jude intervening in a special and significant way in the life of one of his followers. Problems related to careers and employment are one of the most common areas we receive prayers for at the St. Jude Novena Site. For anyone currently going through such difficulties, if you are despairing that things will never change for you, read this message. Then, for some additional reinforcement, read the article I wrote in the St, Jude Times that deals with trying to stay hopeful when you seem to be at your lowest point. That article can be found by clicking HERE.
I would like to let others know that St. Jude has helped me tremendously. On February 27, 2002 I was terminated from a job that I loved that promised so much. I was embarrassed as well as devastated. I used all of my income tax money as well as my 401k money. Things were looking so bleak. Darkness surrounded me. My situation went from bad to worse when I received my decision from the hearing I attended the previous week. I was given the name of an attorney who has experience with employees who have been terminated from this company. He offered me great hope and understanding. He found something in the handbook that shows I should have been issued a warning and not been terminated. We are now waiting for a hearing date. On Friday May 24th I listened to a message on my answering machine offering me the job I so desperately needed and wanted. I received my welcome package on Thursday May 30th. On Monday June 3rd I attend a new employee orientation from there I report to my new manager and start my new job. It's the job I applied for 3 years ago but did not get because I didn't have the experience. I truly believe that this is the path that God has chosen for me. If I didn't work at my previous job I would not have gotten this new job. If I didn't get terminated from my previous job I'd still be there and would miss out on a wonderful opportunity to work for a terrific company in a position that fits my personality perfectly. It is the perfect position for me. This company and I are an excellent match. I'd like everyone to know that our Lord Jesus knows what is best for us. Always put him first and he will set you on the right path. Here is one of the Novenas I prayed during my time of turmoil:
HOLY ST. JUDE, APLOSTLE AND MARTYR: Great in virtue and rich in miracles, near Kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke this special patronage in time of need, to you, I have recourse from the depths of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked with publication promised. Say three Our Fathers,Three Hail Marys and three Glorias. St. Jude, pray for us and all who invoke yur aid. Amen. This novena has never been know to fail. It has Helped me.
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