In January I was given the great honor of visiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  On the tour, we visited several areas of the hospital.  Two particular areas stood out to me the most.

The small chapel of the hospital located inside St. Jude.  Our tour guide told us at any given time of the day families of all denominations can be seen praying inside.  It is a place of rest, comfort, and peace for many walking this journey.

The second place I visited was the Danny Thomas ALSAC Pavilion.  Located inside was a larger chapel.  Complete with a beautifully carved picture of the Last Supper donated by Danny Thomas himself.  The moment I entered I was at peace.  Danny and wife, Rose Marie Thomas are buried directly behind the Chapel adjacent to the ALSAC Pavilion.

If you know the story of Danny Thomas, he often prayed to St. Jude Thaddeus (the patron saint of hopeless causes), and asked him to "find his way in life" he made a vow if he did that he would build a shrine.  His success followed and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was built.

I am certainly thankful for the faith and determination of Danny Thomas, and all those who hit their knees hanging on pray and trust in God.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."  Matthew 11: 28-29

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