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St. Jude the Apostle

St. Jude, one of the 12 apostles, is well-known today as the patron saint of lost causes or desperate situations. While his role in scripture is minimal and not much is known for certain about his life, tradition adds a lot of story to his life. He is the author of one of the Epistles in addition to being named in the Gospel of Luke as well as the book of Acts.   Lifetime:  1st century Region:  Galilee; Armenia Patronages:  Lost causes; Hospitals; Armenia Iconograpy:  Oar; Club; Axe; Pentecost flame Feast Day:  October 28 (Western); June 19 & 30 (Eastern)

St. Pelagia the Pentitent

There is some debate about whether St. Pelagia the Penitent (also known as Pelagia of Antioch or Pelagia the Harlot) was a historical person, as well as how many Pelagias there really were. At one point, she shared her October 8 feast day with two other saints also named Pelagia!   Lifetime:  ~3-400s Region:  Antioch Patronages:  Actresses; Dancers; Performers Iconograpy:  Red cloak Feast Day:  October 8