For months the St. Jude prayer card piqued my interest. All along I’d thought that Steven had given it to me, so I had it with the rest of my stash— prayer booklets and cards I keep in a five by twelve wooden crate on my computer workspace— but he told me just recently that he’d never seen it before.
St. Jude’s card had me wondering about the shrine; but, having had no vehicle since giving mine to William last year, I hadn’t thought to look for the place. At least, not until almost two weeks ago when I drove Steven’s palomino to see about getting my new pair of glasses adjusted.
St. Jude Shrine
Being that I’m not all that familiar with Corpus, I looked online for directions to the shrine. Good thing, too, or I would’ve passed it up had I not envisioned just a little to the right of Weber Road on Saratoga to match what I’d seen on Yahoo maps.
I’d expected a sign announcing the shrine, but there wasn’t one; so I’m glad my instincts told me to turn onto the small parking area to the right of the church sign. Still, I wasn’t sure, until I read below the name of the church.
Looking at the place, I was awestruck. Lush grounds, massive building, gold dome. Absolutely stunning. With its own school, too.
I grabbed my Coolpix and went in search of treasure.
I had no idea that I’d meet a very nice woman, Ramona from Dallas, who, like me, had stopped by on a whim and was already at the chapel.
What great stories she had to share, too!
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