This 16" statue of St. Jude is a beautiful reminder of the apostle. St. Jude is often called Thaddeus in the New Testament but can also be identified as Jude of James, Jude Thaddaeus, Judas Thaddaeus, or Lebbaeus. It is suggested that his name was changed from Thaddaeus to Jude when the Bible was translated from Greek to English as a way to distinguish Judas Iscariot from St. Jude the Apostle. He is the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes. In Western Christianity, his feast day is celebrated on October 28. There are flames around his head to portray how he would have looked at Pentecost.