It’s Sunday and time to link up with RAnn of This, That, and the Other Thing for Sunday Snippets.  This is a great opportunity for you to find some new Catholic Bloggers and to catch up with what I’ve posted this week.
Question of the week:  What is your favorite formal (memorized) prayer?
That would be the Prayer to St. Jude.  Maybe it’s overkill to pray to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases as often as I do!  But I say this prayer often.  I got the prayer card in high school–I can’t remember why or from whom–and said it so many times in college (to have me say it before exams was a ritual with some of my friends!) that I soon had it memorized.  There are other prayers that are more beautiful, but none that I say so frequently.  Here is the version I know:
Most holy apostle, Saint Jude, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly – (here make your request). I promise, O blessed Saint Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my particular and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.  Amen.

And now for the round up!  I started the week off strong with a post on short walks in West Knoxville.  I posted again on the very same day!  This time I wrote about some unexpected benefits of homeschooling.  Finally, I shared the story of the new way I have been eating, which has brought me good health and much weight loss!
That’s all, folks!  Be sure to check out some of the other Carnival bloggers at the above link.


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