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Old Jan 8, '12, 6:29 am
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Default Patron saint of estranged friends?

Who is the best saint for restoring lost friendships or getting your stubborn friend who has over-reacted and rejected you to talk to you again? Have been trying St. Jude for 5 weeks but so far no result. Is St. Anthony just for lost things, or people as well?
(I have repeatedly said sorry and begged forgiveness but so far no response)
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Old Jan 8, '12, 7:49 am
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Who is the best saint for restoring lost friendships or getting your stubborn friend who has over-reacted and rejected you to talk to you again? Have been trying St. Jude for 5 weeks but so far no result. Is St. Anthony just for lost things, or people as well?
(I have repeatedly said sorry and begged forgiveness but so far no response)
Continue to pray to St. Jude.

"O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honoureth and invoketh thee universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, and of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, who am so miserable. Make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. Come to mine assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolation and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (here make your request) and that I may praise God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honour thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to thee.

Amen."
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Old Jan 8, '12, 8:05 am
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Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen were friends for much of their lives until an argument over Basil's appointment of Gregory to a difficult bishopric in the harsh political climate of the Arian controversy caused the two to fall out. They were reconcilled before Basil died, and Gregory preached Basil's funeral oration, praying that they might be united again before God.
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Old Jan 8, '12, 8:14 am
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Oh, well it gives me some hope at least, since they were reconciled before one of them died. I wonder how long we've got.
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Old Jan 8, '12, 8:27 am
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Who is the best saint for restoring lost friendships or getting your friend to talk to you again? Have been trying St. Jude for 5 weeks but so far no result. Is St. Anthony just for lost things, or people as well?
(I have repeatedly said sorry and begged forgiveness but so far no response)
This is YPat replying to her own post because she is worried about it, in case the friend sees it. In this quote she has removed the words she regrets writing.
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Old Dec 26, '13, 11:28 am
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I have the same issue...wondered if your friendship was restored.
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