St. Jude was a farmer by trade. He is traditionally depicted carrying the image of Jesus in his hand or close to his chest and with a flame above his head, representing his presence at Pentecost, when he was said to have received the Holy Spirit with the other apostles. In some instances, he may be shown with a scroll or a book (the Epistle of Jude) or holding a carpenter's rule. According to tradition, after his martyrdom, pilgrims came to his grave to pray and many of them experienced the powerful intercessions of St. Jude. Thus the title, 'The Saint for the Hopeless and the Despaired'. St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Bernard had visions from God asking each to accept St. Jude as 'The Patron Saint of the Impossible."
In the small charming city of Loreto, many Catholic medals of distinction are handcrafted using an ancient Roman custom of forming metal and hand finishing it in the Loreto custom of silver oxidization. We invite you to experience these rich, hand-crafted metal treasures from Creed® with rhodium-plated chains, beautifully gift boxed.