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)

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