An Inspiring origin, a tradition continued
Inspiring. That might be the best word to describe a visit to St. Jude Religious Store, 4201 Neshaminy Blvd., Bensalem, Pa. , where Russ and Debbie Davis have been doing business for the last 10+ years. In fact , inspiring might also be the best word to describe how the Davis family became involved in the business. In 1961, Russ’ Dad, Russell L. Davis, was diagnosed with tuberculosis, which at the time was tantamount to a death sentence. Mr. Davis prayed ardently to St.Jude , the patron saint of lost causes. In time, his prayers were answered, Russ said, and his Dad was cured. “The disease arrested its progress and never returned,”. Russ said. “(Dad) felt St. Jude was the reason he lived.” So moved by the experienced, the elder Davis founded St. Religious Store in Mayfair in 1965, which he operated until his death in 1981. Four years later , Russ and Debbie took the reigns, and today they operate two stores.