Saturday, December 17, 2011

St. Jude Thaddaeus

Feastday: October 28
Patron of Desperate Cases

See this beautiful St. Jude medal at

Jude is invoked in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stresses that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances, just as their forefathers had done before them. Therefore, he is the patron saint of desperate cases and his feast day is October 28. Saint Jude is not the same person as Judas Iscariot who betrayed Our Lord and despaired because of his great sin and lack of trust in God's mercy.

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