For the past few months, I had been consistently praying to St. Jude with a heartfelt wish: for a loved one to respond to me and for our strained relationship to heal. I also hoped for a transformation in her feelings. Surprisingly, on August 12th, her heart did indeed change. On that day, I had asked St. Jude for something that seemed almost impossible, yet he granted my request. I am truly grateful for his intervention.
I made a promise that if I were reunited with this dear person, and if our relationship led to marriage as it seems it might, I would show my gratitude. Part of my promise includes constructing a shrine dedicated to Mother Mary. In this sacred space, I plan to place a statue of St. Jude as a token of my appreciation for his help and guidance.