Thank You Saint Jude

This book explores the relationship between American Catholic women and Saint Jude, whose devotion was founded in Chicago in 1929, during the years of economic distress and war, in changing work environments, and amid transformations in the circumstances of Catholic families in the United States.

[Robert A. Orsi, Thank You, Saint Jude: Women’s Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.]