Friday, October 28, 2005

Hey, Jude!

Today we celebrate the memorials of Saints Jude and Simon the Zealot. I don't much about the latter (except he was either a member of a certain political party or was simply a man filled with zeal). I do know -- as you probably do, too -- that the former is the patron of hopeless and desperate cases. He's often called "the saint of last resort," tradition tell us, since in the early days of the Church, people confused him with Judas Iscariot.

Speaking of this Jude the same one who wrote this short letter? It's one of my favorite parts of the Bible.

Saints Jude and Simon, pray for us.