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St. Jude Thaddeus Patron Saint Medal

St. Jude Thaddeus Patron Saint Medal

$ 46.00

This handsome, heavy medal measures 1" as shown.  An endless (over the head) stainless steel curb chain is standard with the 1" medal. A smaller size, 3/4" medal (preferred by most ladies) is also available with a finer, 18" stainless curb chain.  The same medal is available in both sizes in a heavy 14 karat gold filled with or without a goldtone chain, or in solid 14 karat gold, without chain.  If the chains provided do not suit, order the medal without chain and check out our Neck Chains for other options, styles, and sizes.  

The manufacturer guarantees these medals and, should a defect ever develop, they will replaced them upon receipt of the damaged item.  Contact this website for full details and instructions.

Flip-top gift box is included.

St. Jude, one of the Twelve Apostles, is often depicted with a flame above his head (zeal) and holding a large coin depicting an image of Christ.  According to some, he holds the image because he looked very much like his cousin, Jesus.  But there is another possible reason.  According to tradition, the emperor of Edessa (in Turkey) contracted leprosy and begged in a letter for Our Lord to cure him.  It is believed that, after the Ascension of Jesus,  St. Jude smuggled the burial cloth out of Jerusalem for safe-keeping and brought it to Edessa where the requested miracle was worked.  Much anecdotal evidence exists in ancient writings about an image of Jesus' face being venerated in Edessa.  This is possibly the reason St. Jude is invoked as Patron of Desperate Cases.  That burial cloth today is known as the Shroud of Turin.

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