Today is the feast day of St. Jude, apostle of Christ and patron saint of impossible causes. He authored the Letter of Jude and according to tradition traveled as far as Persia, to the east, and as far as Libya to the west. He was martyred in Syria with an axe.
His letter is a powerful testament of his faith and fortitude in Christ against heresy and the dominions of the world. Many miracles have been attributed to his powerful interception hence tradition holds him to be the patron saint of impossible causes.
In honor of his feast day and the wonderful gift of his faith in Christ I hope you can read the following excerpt from his only recorded letter in scripture:
But you, beloved, remember the words spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,
for they told you, “In [the] last time there will be scoffers who will live according to their own godless desires.”
These are the ones who cause divisions; they live on the natural plane, devoid of the Spirit.
But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the holy Spirit.
Keep yourselves in the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
On those who waver, have mercy;
save others by snatching them out of the fire; on others have mercy with fear, abhorring even the outer garment stained by the flesh.
To the one who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you unblemished and exultant, in the presence of his glory,
to the only God, our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord be glory, majesty, power, and authority from ages past, now, and for ages to come. Amen.
St. Jude pray for us!
For the complete Letter of Jude visit: Letter of Jude
For more information about St. Jude visit: The Powerful Faith and Intercession of St. Jude
Excerpt taken from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop