This 3 1/2″ tall pewter figurine is remarkably detailed! From the features on the saint’s face, and the folds of the garments to the accessories that tradition commonly associates with this saint. Last but not least the saint’s name is inscribed on the base of this sturdy little statue.
About St. Jude . . . St. Jude, known as Thaddaeus, was a brother of St. James the Less. St. Jude was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus. It is not known when and by what means he became a disciple of Jesus as there is nothing said about him in the gospels before we find him enumerated among the apostles. Jude was the one who asked Jesus at the Last Supper why He would not manifest Himself to the whole world after His resurrection. Christ answered that He and the Father would visit all those who love Him. 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