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Saint Jude Thaddeus, Holy Defender of desperate cases

Saint Saint Jude Thaddeus

Saint Jude Thaddeus He is one of the most revered and beloved saints among Catholics for his incredible blessings. Hundreds hear the stories of the miracles that come to those who pray to him with faith and hope.

Some claim that Saint Jude Thaddeus He was the brother of the Apostle Santiago, the son of Alpheus, Cleopas, who was the brother of Saint Joseph.

According to the investigations, Cleofás married María de Cleofás, after being a widow from his first marriage, from which San Judas Tadeo was born.

It is said that this Mary is the sister of the Virgin Mary and therefore Santiago the Younger and Judas would be cousins ​​of Jesus and nephews of Saint Joseph and the Blessed Virgin. But those data are still speculated among scholars of the Catholic Church.

Judas Thaddeus He was part of the group of twelve apostles.

Saint Jude Thaddeus, Patron of impossible causes

Holy considered patron of the impossible causes together with Santa Rita de Casia.

This is reflected in the writings of Saint Bridget of Sweden, patron saint of Europe, who affirmed that Jesus recommended that when she wanted to obtain certain favors, she should ask for them by means of Saint Jude Thaddeus and for that reason he became the saint of impossible causes.

His name is also related to an epistle in the Bible called the Epistle or Letter of Judas, which is part of the New Testament and ends by saying:

“To the only God who is our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, honor, strength and power, from before all time, now and forever. Amen".

Death of the magnanimous

Saint Jude Thaddeus He not only preached the word of Christ and baptized, but, according to legend, together with the apostle Saint Simon he fought the heresies of Zaroes and Arfexat, two pagan sorcerers who profaned sacred works.

Judas Thaddeus and Simon sought lodging one day with a disciple named Semme. But the idolatrous priests and a large crowd surrounded the house and demanded that they surrender or they would burn the house down. Therefore, the saints surrendered.

But before I die St. Jude He looked at Saint Simon and told him that he saw the Lord calling them to Him. After his death the apostles received the crown of martyrdom together and that is why the Church celebrates them on the same day.

Its festivity is celebrated in the Catholic liturgy on October 28, although it is popularly remembered on the 28th of each month.

Symbolism of Saint Jude

Saint Jude Thaddeus

Saint Jude Thaddeus He is represented in a very similar way to Jesus, with a medallion on his chest that has the face of Christ and a flame of fire on his head that indicated that he received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

He is also shown carrying a Bible, or in his hand he holds an ax, representing his martyrdom.

Veneration of the Saint in Cuba

In Cuba, devotion to the saint is very popular, as in Latin America, a product of the spread of Catholicism.

His best known image is located in the parish of San Judas and San Nicolás in the city of Havana, and to venerate him and ask him for difficult causes, the devotees use stamps with prayers that invoke him to help them in the worst moments.

Next, we offer one of the petition prayers to Christ through the intercession of Judas Thaddeus most popular on the Island, miraculous prayer for very difficult, desperate and urgent cases in life, in the family, in love or when you need to make an impossible request, whether it is to find work, money, with faith this prayer works.

Prayer to Saint Jude Thaddeus for difficult cases:

Glorious Apostle Saint Jude Thaddeus! Because of bearing the name of the one who delivered our beloved Master into the hands of his enemies, many have forgotten you. But the Church honors you and invokes you as the Patron of difficult and desperate cases.

 Pray for us, who are sinners, and make use of that special privilege granted to you by our Lord, to help visibly and promptly when all hope has almost been lost.

Come to our aid in this great need, and intercede with our Lord so that we may receive his comfort and help in the midst of our tribulations and sufferings.

May God bless you and all the chosen ones for all eternity.


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