St. Jude is the Patron Saint of Hope and impossible causes and one of Jesusí twelve Apostles. Jude, also known as Judas Thaddaeus. He is generally identified with Thaddeus, and is also variously called Jude of James, Jude Thaddaeus, Judas Thaddaeus or Lebbaeus.
Born: Galilee, Israel
Died: 28 October 70 AD, Iran
Full name: Jude of Galilee
Feast: October 28 (Western Christianity); June 19 (Eastern Christianity)
Siblings: James, son of Alphaeus
St. Jude is traditionally depicted carrying the image of Jesus in his hand. This recalls one of his miracles during his work spreading the Word of God. King Abagar of Edessa asked Jesus to cure him of leprosy and sent an artist to bring him a drawing of Jesus. Impressed with Abagarís great faith, Jesus pressed His face on a cloth, leaving the image of His face on it. He gave the cloth to St. Jude, who took the image to Abagar and cured him.
After the death and resurrection of Jesus, St. Jude traveled throughout Mesopotamia, Libya, and Persia with St. Simon preaching and building up the foundations of the early Church. St. Jude died a martyrís death for his unwavering faith. His body was later brought to Rome and placed in a crypt under St. Peter's Basilica.
ST. JUDE CHURCH YUDAPURAM
(ARCHDIOCESE OF CHANGANACHERRY)
Do not follow the path of the wicked, do not walk the way that the evil go. (Proverb 04:14)