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The Saint’s Name Generator was developed by Jennifer Fulwiler and is a fun way to learn more about the saints but also to encourage devotion I suspect. If you are Catholic like me you believe in the communion and intercession of the saints so as such they are a powerful help to call upon in our prayers, and you can have a patron saint chosen for you for the year! It so happens that I got St. Jude Thaddeus. I don’t know much about him but as always, he is the one I need most.

St. Jude Thaddaeus
Feast: October 28
Patronage: Desperate Situations; Forgotten Causes; Hospital Workers; Impossible Causes; Lost Causes
More about St. Jude HERE 

Illustration of a saint by Sarah Goodreau

St. Jude, known as Thaddaeus, was a brother of St. James the Less, and a relative of Our Saviour. St. Jude was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus. You can find out more about St. Jude’s Life by clicking the link.

Ancient writers tell us that he preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Lybia. According to Eusebius, he returned to Jerusalem in the year 62, and assisted at the election of his brother, St. Simeon, as Bishop of Jerusalem.

He is an author of an epistle (letter) to the Churches of the East, particularly the Jewish converts, directed against the heresies of the Simonians, Nicolaites, and Gnostics. This Apostle is said to have suffered martyrdom in Armenia, which was then subject to Persia. The final conversion of the Armenian nation to Christianity did not take place until the third century of our era.

Jude was the one who asked Jesus at the Last Supper why He would not manifest Himself to the whole world after His resurrection. Little else is known of his life. Legend claims that he visited Beirut and Edessa; possibly martyred with St. Simon in Persia.

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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