Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Feast of St. Simon and Jude

From "The Liturgy of the Hours:  Volume IV".

The name of Saint Simon usually appears eleventh in the list of the apostles.  Nothing is know of him except that he was born at Cana and is surnamed "The Zealot".
 St. Simon is one of the twelve apostles.  His patronage is curriers, sawyers and tanners.

Saint Jude, also called Thaddeus, was the apostle who asked the Lord at the Last Supper why he had manifested himself only to his apostles and not to the whole world (John 14:22)
St. Jude is one of the twelve apostles.  He is best known as the patron of hopeless causes, but he is also the patron of Armenia, hospitals, the Chicago Police Department, and others.

you revealed yourself to us through the preaching of your apostles Simon and Jude.  By their prayers, give your Church continued growth, an increase the number of those who believe in you.

We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and rains with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.*

*From the Liturgy of the Hours:  Volume IV

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