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SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE Apostles (Feast) - October 28 St Jude BR Video channel The name of Saint Simon usually appears eleventh in the list of the apostles. Nothing is known of him except that he was …More
SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE Apostles (Feast) - October 28 St Jude BR Video channel

The name of Saint Simon usually appears eleventh in the list of the apostles. Nothing is known of him except that he was born at Cana and is surnamed "The Zealot."

Saint Jude, also called Thaddeus, is the apostle who asked the Lord at the Last Supper why he manifested himself just to his disciples and not to the whole world (John 12:22).

Son of Cleophas, who died a martyr, and Mary who stood at the foot of the Cross, and who annointed Christ’s body after death. Brother of Saint James the Lesser. Nephew of Mary and Joseph; blood relative of Jesus Christ, and reported to look a lot like him. May have been a fisherman. Apostle.
Wrote the canonical Epistle named for him. Preached in Syria, Mesopotamia, and Persia with Saint Simon. Healer. Exorcist. Could exorcise pagan idols, which caused the demons to flee and the statues to crumble.
His patronage of lost or impossible causes traditionally derives from confusion by many early Christians between Jude and the traitor Judas Iscariot; not understanding the difference between the names, they never prayed for Jude’s help, and devotion to him became something of a lost cause.
Died
beaten to death with a club, then beheaded post-mortem in 1st century Persia
relics at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy, at Rheims, France, and at Toulouse, France
Canonized
Pre-Congregation
Name Meaning
sweetness or gentleness of character (Thaddeus)
Patronage
desperate situations
forgotten causes

hospital workers
hospitals
impossible causes
lost causes

Saint Petersburg, Florida, diocese of
Worshipful Company of Shipwrights
Prayers

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Representation
axe
bearded man holding an oar
boat
boat hook
book
carpenter’s rule
club
halberd
scroll
square rule
sword
nearly every image depicts him wearing a medallion with a profile of Jesus, and usually with a small flame above his head
often carries a pen or sits at a writing location to make reference to the canonical Epistle