Chicago, Illinois: The National Shrine of Saint Jude


About the National Shrine of Saint Jude:

The Shrine was founded under the direction of Father James Tort (C.M.F). It was born in the desperate financial times of the Great Depression, when most members of his parish (Our Lady of Guadalupe) were out of work. Yet he asked the intercession of Saint Jude and the impossible became a reality in 1929, when the first Mass was celebrated .

The National Shrine of Saint Jude was founded on its present site by a Claretian missionary, the late Father James Tort, C.M.F., pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

They invite you to send your prayer intentions as well as your testimonies as to the power of prayer.

Saint Jude is often considered the patron saint of impossible causes…….and it was one such story that inspired an unknown…and broke….comedian, named Amos Jacobs, to ask for his intercession. Of course in later years, we knew him by his stage name of Danny Thomas and are aware of his great work with Saint Jude’s hospital. For more about his story click here.

The shrine offers Novenas to Saint Jude five times a year. They invite you to join the St. Jude League, a community that prays with, and for, one another.

Inside the national shrine of St. Jude in Chicago
Inside the Shrine (Photo courtesy National Shrine of St. Jude)

Traveling to the National Shrine of Saint Jude in Chicago:

Address: 3200 E 91st Street, Chicago, IL 60617

GPS coordinates: 41° 43′ 49.5444” N, 87° 32′ 47.6772” W

Tel: +1 (312) 544-8230 (Saint Jude League)

e-mail: [email protected]

Can’t visit? They invite you to take an e-pilgrimage…check out their website for details.

Click here for the official website of the National Shrine of Saint Jude in Chicago, Illinois

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