Saints related to Patron-of-impossible-causes

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  • St. Jude
    Saint Jude Thaddeus is the Patron Saint of desperate situations and lost causes. He has been known to come through at the last possible moment when all hope seemed lost. St. Jude was one of the original twelve apostles. According to tradition, he carried an image of the Holy Face of Jesus during his missionary work, to avoid being confused with the similarly named Judas, who betrayed Jesus.
  • St. Philomena
    St. Philomena was a Greek princess in the 3rd century who was martyred at a young age. She refused Emperor Diocletian and was subject to torture. She was eventually decapitated. Her tomb was discovered in the nineteenth century.
  • St. Rita
    St. Rita was married at any early age to an abusive husband for more than 18 years and had two sons by him. He was killed in a feud. Her two sons also died. After their death, she entered the convent in Cascia, where she lived until she died.