Saint Jude was one of the twelve Apostles of the Lord and the author of the Epistle of Jude. He died a martyr, though very little is known of his life. In his short epistle, he advised the early Christian community of the dangers to faith and morals in order to protect them from being corrupted. He died after being beaten to death with a club. Saint Jude is the traditional patron saint of desperate situations, forgotten, hopeless, lost and impossible causes and hospital workers. The handcrafted pewter statue is made by Jeweled Cross.