Saints of the Canon – Saint Jude, or Thaddeus

statues of Saint Jude Thaddeus, date and artist unknown; parish church of Saint Otto, Bamberg, Germany; photographed on 2 February 2016 by ermell; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsHe wrote an epistle, which is addressed to Jewish converts, among whom he had been an Apostle.

He followed the Jews in Syria and Mesopotamia. Later he preached in Armenia where he suffered death by being shot with arrows while tied to a cross. The bones of these two apostles, Saint Simon and Saint Jude, linked together in the liturgy, are honoured in Saint Peter’s, Rome.

– from The Saints of the Canon, by Monsignor John T. McMahon, M.A., Ph.D; Australian Catholic Truth Society, 1958