|Life of St. Jude Thaddeus
The Gospel tells us that St. Jude was a brother of St. James the Lesser, also one of the twelve. His mother, Mary, was a cousin of the Blessed Mother. There was confusion among early Christians who mistook him for Judas the betrayer.
St. Jude is traditionally depicted carrying the image of Jesus in his hand. This represents the imprint of the divine Countenance that was entrusted to him by Jesus. King Abagar of Edessa asked Jesus to cure him of leprosy and sent an artist to bring him a drawing of Jesus. Impressed with Abagar's great faith, Our Lord pressed his face on a cloth and gave it to St. Jude to take to Abagar and cure him. The King was cured and converted to Christianity along with most of his subjects.
St. Jude died a martyr. He was beaten to death and beheaded. Later, his body was brought to Rome and placed in a crypt under St. Peter's Basilica.
Patronage: Hopeless causes, hospital workers, hospitals, desperate situations, diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida
Born son of Cleophus, brother of St. James the Lesser and blood relative of Jesus Christ.
Feast Day: October 28th
|Our Jude is 17" tall, with cast-resin hands, feet and head. He is a soft-bodied wire armature doll with authentic clothing, and hand-painted eyes. He carries a medallion of Christ and a staff. He is on a wooden stand with a plaque bearing his name.
A prayer card is included, as is a care tag with information about our artist,
Mark A. Dennis
Some posing and placing of accessories required. The photos are of the actual product. Your results may vary somewhat.