Friday, October 3, 2008
St. Jude Thaddaeus Charm Bracelet
Patronage: Desperate situations; forgotten causes; hospitals, hospital workers; impossible causes
Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James. He is also often shown in icons with a flame around his head. This represents his presence at Pentecost, when he received the Holy Spirit with the other apostles. Occasionally he is represented holding an axe or halberd, as he was brought to death by one of these weapons. In some instances he may be shown with a scroll or a book (The Epistle of Jude) or holding a carpenter's rule. (Wikipedia)
On this bracelet I was inspired to use this two color combination. I always have imagined St. Jude with a very strong personality and being a husky big man and this beads represent just that, boldness and strenght. I used a very unique relic medal of St. Jude, other Catholic Medals of: St. Anthony, Sorrowful Mother, Ecce Homo, St. Agnes, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Guadalupe.