- Author of the New Testament book of Jude, 62 AD
- Probably one of the twelve apostles
- Preached in Judea, Samaria, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Libya
- Died a martyr's death in Persia or Armenia
- Buried in St. Peter's Basillica
- Feast Day, October 28
Legend has it that King Abagaro of Edessa, who suffered from leprosy, sent word to Jesus asking Him to come and cure him. With his request, the King sent an artist to return with a picture of the Master. Impressed with his great faith, Jesus pressed His image on a cloth and gave it to St. Jude to bring to the King of Edessa and cure him. The King was cured and together with most of his subjects became followers.