St. Simon and Jude

Oct 28, 2021

Patron Saint of "Hopeless" Cases (St. Jude); Couriers, Tanners and Sawyers (St. Simon)

Simon, surnamed the Zealot, may have been part of the group of that name, which repudiated foreign domination of Israel.

Jude, also known as Thaddeus, is clearly distinguished from Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus. Mentioned twice in the Gospels (John 6:16 and Acts 1:13), he is thought to have been a cousin of Our Lord on St. Joseph’s side.

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