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Saint Jude Silhouette by natamon Saint Jude Silhouette by natamon
This is the Saint that many people see, but many may not know much about his life.

Not only was he a blood relative of Jesus, he both stood at the foot of the cross during Christ's crucifixion, but he also annointed Christ's body once taken down. He was also said to look a good deal like Christ in the face.
His patronage of lost or impossible causes traditionally derives from confusion by many early Christians between Jude and the traitor Judas Iscariot; not understanding the difference between the names, they never prayed for Jude’s help, and devotion to him became something of a lost cause.
But much has changed since then, and he is well know for being the patron of lost, impossible or forgotten causes, as well as hospitals and their workers.
His name means sweetness, of gentleness of character.
The image of him here, is of the more well known, where he is holding a medallion he wears, which bares Christ's profile, holding a club(which symbolizes the tool with which he was beaten to death), and a flame of The Holy Spirit, or love of Christ, above his head.

Saints, like people, are just like you and I. They had good days, bad days, caught colds and got cuts and scrapes. And, just like the good friends around us here on earth, they desire to pray for us. :pray:

size:2.5x3.5 inch
media: pen and ink on bristol board

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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wunerbar! Love it! :)

TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That should be wunderbar.
Nadyia-Drymer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
St. Jude is one of my favorite saints, and many appreciated by my family. :)
Waterscolors Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   General Artist
So beautiful. St. Jude is my patron saint. I am faving this excellent work of art, for sure. :)
natamon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed this series, and would love to create more.
That is wonderful that St. Jude is your patron-he is very special. He's helped me with his intercession many times, I am sure.
And thank you for faving, Christ be with you and have a blessed day. :meow:
Waterscolors Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010   General Artist
Thanks so much, and the same to you. :hug:
Beshflorin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see the confusion in Dutch the name used for St Jude and Judas Iscariot is the same. THanks for the heads up.. THanks for all the info
I didn't know he was beaten to death.
Is it mentioned in the Bible
natamon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure-I like to provide a little background to these facinating people...
"Jude of James"(as he sometimes called), is only mentioned twice in the New Testament: in the lists of apostles in Luke 6:16 and Acts 1:13
The many early Christians who knew him(like many Saints and Apostles), wrote of his life and how he died, which was passed down for hundred of years as traditional information.
For further, detailed reading on him, you can follow this wikipedia link here.
Hope that helps! :sun:
Beshflorin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
cowkul Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009   Photographer
He is the patron saint of the parish were i am at now and the patron of the parish were i was baptized.
St. Jude Pray for us.

you are simply amazing
for letting our Lord do this through you.
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