St Jude, Pray for us
RCIA on Wednesday was pretty good. Deacon L wasn't able to make it, so MA was the sole teacher. They were supposed to teach about the sacrament of marriage, but since only one of them was there, they decided to wait. We ended up talking about the rosary and praying together. It was quite interesting. There were people in our class who had never prayed a Rosary before, which surprised me.
Also, we got to officially submit our confirmation name to the sacramental record keeping office. Mine is going to be Mary Magdalen Jude. I'm really excited about it. I'm reading a book on Jude right now, called Jude : A Pilgrimage to the Saint of Last Resort by Liz Trotta. I've been going to St. Jude Chapel ever since I first decided to explore the Catholic church, and this book explains a lot of customs that I didn't understand about what happens at St. Jude. For example, at the end of every mass there, we pray a Perpetual Novena to St. Jude. I didn't realize how poplular St. Jude novenas really are.
One of the lines in that prayer says, "I promise to tell others to call on your name" or something like that. I am really beginning to understand the interesing lore behind St. Jude worship. I'm truly grateful to him for all of the things that he has helped me with since starting my conversion. Maybe I'll get me a St. Jude metal and wear that all the time. I think that might be a good thing for me as thanks for his intercession.