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St Jude Sterling Silver Ancient Medal - 20 in. Chain

Item Number: 21689

Catalog Code: SPCN-511-815-450

Jude Sterling Silver Ancient Medal

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Featuring Saint Jude, patron saint of desperate cases, this intricately detailed sterling silver design was hand-drawn and hand-carved to give a true representation of an ancient medallion. Handcrafted in the U.S.A. with a 20" chain, this medal measures 1 1/8"H x 3/4"W.

Devotional medals are an ancient and venerable tradition in the Church. Many medals, struck with the Chi Rho symbol, have been found in the Roman catacombs and date from the very earliest Christian era. In the 2nd century, it was a common Christian practice to wear a medal of Sts. Peter and Paul. By the 4th century, the newly baptized were given a medal to wear which commemorated the holy event. The Middle Ages gave birth to a whole new variety of patron saint medals, in many styles, and their use spread far and wide. This unique medal, struck in an ancient Roman style, pays tribute to the nearly 2,000 year old tradition of wearing a devotional medal as as sign of piety and our faith in Christ.


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1 1/8"  (2.85 cm) x 0 3/4"  (1.90 cm)
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St. Jude

St. Jude Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 06/19
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/28
Tridentine Calendar - 10/28

Patron Of: Desperation, Hopeless Cases, Impossible Situations

    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.

    Writer of canonical letter. 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 Judas; not understanding the difference between the names, they never prayed for Jude's help, and devotion to him became something of a lost cause.

    beaten to death with a club, then beheaded post-mortem in 1st century Persia; relics at Saint Peter's, Rome, at Rheims, and at Toulouse, France

Name Meaning
    sweetness or gentleness of character (Thaddeus)

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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