Saint Jude Thaddaeus, Apostle

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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. 

Ancient writers tell us that he preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Libya.

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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  1. St.Jude be my mediator for the error that I have committed and pray for me to Jesus our Lord especially in my most difficult times and to forgive me. Unburden the anxiety and fear in me and please pray that all will be smooth sailing and ask god to be in the midst of these controversies to act as catalyst in order that everything will be in order and that the highest officials stop the fight for the well being of our province and I pray that nobody will be sacrificed.

  2. St Jude whisper in Jesus’s ear to return America to you and mother Mary. I ask you to help intercede and raise up mighty warriors for Our Savior, amen

  3. St. Jude pls interceede for oir faamily’s siccess in all our undertakings in our work. Andd for mmyu Mum’ks heaaing ofpains in her legs anad health condition. Pray for our safety everruwhere we are too. And for complete healing of my nieces conditions too. We akk these in Jesus Name. Amen

  4. St. Jude pray for my family. Your name was forgotten by many coz of the traitor Judas Iscariot,but we honor and confess your wonderful and prompt intersection.

  5. Hmmm ma name sake. Am so happy cos i ur name is ma confirmation name. Pls st Jude, intercede for me always 2 our Lord Jesus Christ 2 please have Mercy on me nd ma family and on the whole world. St Juda Thaddeus, pray for me and my family nd for those who invoke your aid. Amen.

  6. Dear Lord, Forgive our sins and mercifully hear our prayers. Protect us and guide us always Lord. I pray for the sick Reuben, Eliza, Andrew,Velankanni,sameul, lemuel,sabrina,sameul and others Lord. Bless them Lord. Heal them Lord. We ask this in the through St Jude amen.

  7. Please help me St. Jude. I’m so desperate. I’ve been asking for your help for so long. Please do answer my prayers. Please do intercede for me.

  8. St. Jude Thaddeus has always been one of my favorite Saints.
    St. Jude is known in Portugal as being a great saint that we pray for and always get good results. May St. Jude Thaddeus be always with me.
    Amen.

  9. I love St Jude. I thank God working through my father for naming me after this great saint of faith. St Jude, continue to pray for us.

  10. St. Jude, please pray for me and my whole family. Keep us safe and may you guide us all. Please also pray for our beloved country, the Philippines. Specially for the victims of calamities and the poor. For those in need and losing hope. AMEN

  11. st jude sna po mtpos n problema ko s mga gmot risdin rivotril syclops xanor amiabel isang bgong gmot serenace ,akidin sna wg n un gmulo s isip ko sna wla n bmulong kalain bakekang panget sna wg n tmambay s lbas cla gami aldrin chris kalbo pls sna tmhmk n pristina sna wg n kmi mgkailangan ni pyt wg n rn sna sya mglakwatsa sna umuwi n cia maaga plgi sna wg nko mhilo mrnta matense sna wg nko guluhin ng taong nkkslmuha ko sna mgka gf nko ung mgnda pls sna mgnda araw ko plgi sna january p alis ni kuya emil pls sna bmli sya sskyn ngaun pls ptwd po s mga kslanan ko tnx amen

  12. I prayed to St. Jude every day for months and he answered my prayers, saving my son. Now I say prayers of thanks to him every day.

  13. St Jude, and all the saints. Steve seeing oncologist monday31st. We need a miracle . for good news

    about Steves scan. xxx Maria Pray for us

  14. Saint jude you know how heavy my heart and mind is right now. Pls pray for me that i may use the strrngth within me to give peace within me and to trust that whatever difficulties i have now will bear a good fruit for the future

  15. St J please intercede for my sons who my husband and I are praying would amend their lives and their children too. we know you are the Saint who can make possible what seems impossible, my youngest needs a new job that is permanent, his responsibilities are many and I am sure he is worrying greatly about his many comitments. I also wish to thank God for the ray of hope presented to us – Thank you for interceding for us
    D Mother ‘Lady of the Miraculous Medel thank you , St Joseph, St Anthony or Assis and all the Saints – Thank you

  16. The Prayer to St Jude

    O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honoureth and invoketh thee universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, and of things almost despaired of.

    Pray for me, who am so miserable. Make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of.

    Come to mine assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolation and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (here make your request) and that I may praise God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity.

    I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honour thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to thee.

    Amen.

  17. St. Jude I have worked my entire career to be successful. A committee voted to approve my promotion. DN (73) and CH (69) blocked the promotion. These two individuals have spent their lives destroying the lives and careers of other people. They step back smiling, smug and gloating about what they have done. Nobody will stop them. Nobody will help you. St. Jude PLEASE intervene and intercede on my behalf and ask the Heavenly Father to help me. Heavenly Father and St. Jude PLEASE touch the writing/ scoring/ deciding/ voting/judging/approving/choosing/ selecting/ mind/ heart/ soul/hand of the President and CEO to approve and grant the promotion I have rightfully earned and deserve. Someone has to have the courage, the strength, the wisdom to finally stand up for What is Right, What is Just, What is Fair. I have worked hard my entire career to accomplish a goal and I have earned my promotion. Heavenly Father and St. Jude Please Help Me. Heavenly Father and St. Jude Please Help Me. Heavenly Father and St. Jude Please Help Me. I Ask I Pray I Beg I Plead.

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