St. Jude is credited with writing the Epistle of Jude and is the patron saint of desperate or lost causes. With the St. Jude medal you can carry with you a reminder of St. Jude and his example of continuing on in the midst of problems. According to tradition, the king of Edessa sent a messenger asking Jesus to cure him of a deadly disease. Jesus sent St. Jude in his place and the king was healed. Measuring one inch in length, the St. Jude medal is the perfect size to tuck away in a purse or wallet. It could also be attached to bracelets, necklaces or key rings. Made of oxidized metal and finished with burnished edging, the St. Jude medal is a timeless keepsake with an inexpensive price. St. Jude's feast day is celebrated on October 28.