History of the Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude in Washington, DC:
Located at Saint Dominic’s Church in Washington, DC, the Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude is a sign of hope and a source of comfort for many. The Dominican Friars offer Novenas of Masses at the Shrine to Saint Jude, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and other saints throughout the year.
The Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude was founded in the late 1920’s in Detroit, Michigan (the altar near the Saint Jude shrine was set aside as the altar of the Rosary Confraternity, thus the significance of the name “Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude”). For nearly 70 years, devotions at this shrine fulfilled the needs of countless clients of the Blessed Mother and Saint Jude Thaddeus. Preached Novenas were regularly celebrated at Saint Dominic Church with a steady stream of pilgrims and patrons in attendance.
Since the mid-1960’s, however, because of the deterioration of the neighborhood, attendance at the shrine steadily declined. In the 1990’s, few pilgrims came to the shrine. Still, many kept up correspondence with the shrine throughout the years. In early August of 1999, The Shrine Pipeline, the newsletter of the shrine, came into existence.
About the Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude in Washington, DC:
The National Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude had been established in the early 1930’s in Washington, D.C. In the fall of 1998, with the approval of his Eminence James Cardinal Hickey, the Dominican Fathers of the Province of Saint Joseph decided to combine the Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude in Detroit with the National Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude located at Saint Dominic Church here in Washington D.C.
There are daily and weekend Masses as well as regular daily devotions to Saint Jude, especially four Preached Novenas throughout the year, highlighting the spiritual exercises carried out by the Dominican Friars at this shrine.
Finding the The Rosary Shrine of St. Jude in Washington, D.C.:
Address: 501 Sixth Street SW Washington, DC 10024
Tel: +1 (212) 535-3664
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