Welcome to the National Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus!
Since its inception in 1954 as a personal parish for the Chinese in Manila, Saint Jude Thaddeus Shrine virtually developed as a popular center of the devotion to Saint Jude in the Philippines.
We are a people blessed with the gift of faith. Saint Jude Thaddeus, our Patron, is a gift to the Philippine Church. The Shrine of Saint Jude is truly a destination to begin a life of pilgrimage of faith and devotion for thousands of devotees each year.
This wonderful sanctuary of prayer and celebration of the sacraments represents the depth of the religiosity and Christian tradition of the Filipinos spanning many generations.
Under the pastoral care of the missionaries of the Divine Word (SVD), the Shrine unfolds into reality the dream and vision of Saint Arnold Janssen to spread God’s loving presence in this part of the orient.
Today , a sea of humanity troops to the Shrine every Thursday, rain or shine, for the Mass and novena.
People from all walks of life, from the lowly churchgoers to the Presidents of the Philippines, past and present, have come to the Shrine to devoutly express their prayer of praise, thanksgiving, contrition and supplication.
I welcome you as partners and companions in this journey of faith and prayer. I invite you to spend time here at the Shrine and allow God to touch you with His grace and healing presence.
May your faith be increased and your hope be strengthened as you participate actively in the rich liturgical life of the Church.
MARAMING SALAMAT PO!
MABUHAY PO TAYONG LAHAT!
REV. FR. ROLAND U. AQUINO, SVD
Shrine Rector/Parish Priest