St. Jude, also called Judas, Thaddaeus or Lebbaeus, is the patron saint of hope and impossible causes and symbolizes hope in times of great need. He is one the original Twelve Apostles of Jesus.
Saint Jude’s attribute is a club. He is also often shown in icons with a flame around his head. This represents his pressence at Pentecost, when he received the Holy Spirit with the other apostles. In some instances, he may shown with a scroll or a book (the Epistle of Jude) or holding a capenter’s rule.
Over the ages many people in desperate need have turned to Saint Jude in prayer. Today, people choose to wear St. Jude medals for a variety of reasons. They are commonly worn by Catholics but can be worn by any religious affiliation.
St. Jude symbolizes hope in times of great need. A medal depicting St. Jude can also be worn by those looking to stay steadfast in their faith.
Saint Jude continues to be one of the most popular and beloved Saints, a trusted heavenly intercessor for all those seeking God’s assitance during times of family crisis, sickness, and trouble, specially when all hope seems lost.