Giving Props to St. Jude

As you can see it’s an announcement. I came accross it this morning in the Washington Post Express as I was commuting to work. What I find most interesting is that whatever they asked St. Jude to intercede for on their behalf they received through the glory of Jesus Christ.

I wish the Alvaro family the best and keep praying. Our extended family in heaven is always ready to help.

Here is a little information about St. Jude via Saints.SQPN.com:

Son of Cleophas, who died a martyr, and Mary who stood at the foot of the Cross, and who anointed Christ’s body after death. Brother of Saint James the Lesser. Nephew of Mary and Joseph; blood relative of Jesus Christ, and reported to look a lot like him. May have been a fisherman. Apostle.

Wrote the canonical Epistle named for him. Preached in Syria, Mesopotamia, and Persia with Saint Simon. Healer. Exorcist. Could exorcise pagan idols, which caused the demons to flee and the statues to crumble.

His patronage of lost or impossible causes traditionally derives from confusion by many early Christians between Jude and the traitor Judas Iscariot; not understanding the difference between the names, they never prayed for Jude’s help, and devotion to him became something of a lost cause.

SQPN also states that he was beaten to death with a club, then beheaded post-mortem in 1st century Persia.

His feast day is celebrated on October 28.

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