(Saint) Apostle (October 28) (1st century) One of the Twelve, the brother of Saint James the Less, and therefore related by blood to Our Blessed Lord. He is the inspired writer of one of the Canonical Epistles. The tradition is that he preached the Gospel, first in Mesopotamia, and afterwards, in company with his fellow-Apostle Saint Simon, in Persia. They are said to have gathered in an immense harvest of souls. Saints Simon and Jude suffered martyrdom together in Persia, and their Festivals are celebrated together on October 28.
St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes and desperate situations.