Guess what? You can pray a novena to St. Jude and don't need to make several copies a day of the novena and leave them in a church! In fact, feeling the need to do so is less about faith and more about superstition. Do you really think Saint Jude is sitting in the Heavenly Court thinking "I was going to come to the aid of Jane but she didn't hold up her end of the bargain. " Absolutely not! Asking the saints for their intercession is not a tit for tat situation. They are there to assist us in our needs, and to bring us closer to God. Matthew 5:16.
Did you know that St. Therese of the Child Jesus promised on her deathbed that she would spend her eternity in Heaven to make God loved by doing good on earth? She promised to let fall a shower of roses from Heaven. It is a long held tradition that when one prays a novena to St. Therese, she will send you a rose. Either an actual one or an image of one. Your intention may not be answered as you might like or hope it would be, however, you will find comfort knowing your prayer has been *heard* when you see your rose.
Do you know why Saint Anthony is the patron saint of things that are lost?
The miraculous interceding of Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio, are too numerous too list. Here is a link to a very informative website about this tremendous saint.
Check out these wonderful devotions:
(Golden Arrow, The Shoulder Wound of Jesus, The Holy Hour, ect.)
at this website: