Thanksgiving Novena to St. Jude has helped me through his intercession in very challenging situations I thought were hopeless. Pray to St Jude whenever you have a difficult situation where you feel you have no way out or have lost all hope.
Saints Joachim & Ann. Parents of Mary. First Holy Family of Nazareth. According to the "Gospel of James", Ann the mother of Mary, was born in Bethlehem, where, years later, Jesus would be born. She married Joachim from Nazareth in Galilee. Joachim was a shepherd & owned a large herd of sheep. They prayed to be blessed with a child, & their prayers were heard & answered with the Immaculate Conception & birth of their daughter Mary. Feast Day July 26. YBH