St. Jude Medals
St Jude Medals are a devotional item which is most closely associated with seeking assistance in a desperate cause.
Saint Jude Medals
- Saint Jude Thaddeus, Patron Saint of miracles and hopelessness is a
loved Saint, worldwide. He is revered as the Saint to whom Jesus
entrusted His divine approval. He is traditionally depicted as carrying
the image of Jesus close to his heart, wearing green/white, and holding
a gold pendant. This Saint is called upon by Catholics when all seems
lost, in grave illness, intense need, and when all appears bleak -- when
a miracle is most needed. He has been known to come through at the last
possible moment when desperation is at hand.
Today, prayers are lifted to Saint Jude, especially for cancer, as it
has become a merciless disease of epidemic proportions. Oftentimes,
cancer, especially in its late stages makes loved ones feel incredibly
distraught and in need of hope and faith -- in need of Saint Jude.
St. Jude, one of the 12 apostles, is also the author of a short epistle. In it he warns against false teachers, and stresses the need for the faithful to persevere even under difficult or harsh conditions. It is likely from this that St. Jude is recognized as the patron saint of desperate situation, or hopeless causes. His feast day is October 28.