The back of the medal has "Saint Jude Help of the Hopeless Aid Me in my Distress".
Saint Jude Thaddeus is the patron saint of desperate causes and the patron saint of hope in troubled times. He is the patron saint of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus and is not the same person as Judas Iscariot. The flame above his head represents his presence at Pentecost.
A gorgeous, unique piece with depth highlighted by the antiquing finish. This medal is 1 inch high by 5/8 inch wide.
Please contact me if you would prefer a different length chain.
This fine replica piece is cast in solid gold bronze using the lost wax method and produced in the U.S.A. The oxidation finishing process prevents tarnishing from contact with air. Excessive skin oils may darken the backside of the medal. It is also best to not wear gold bronze in water. A polishing cloth is included so the medal can be polished to the original appearance. You would not damage the medal by contact with water since it is solid gold bronze (not a plating), but it may darken and need additional polishing.
This medal is available in .925 sterling silver, bronze and antique gold. Please see this link to view options: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HolyMomentsDotCom?search_query=jude+thaddeus
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