Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles

Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles

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Let us join with the whole Church on October 28 to celebrate the feast of these blessed apostles.

Apart from a listing of their names as among the apostles chosen by Jesus (Luke 6:15-16), Scripture tells us precious little about Saints Simon and Jude. We do know that Simon was referred to as the “zealot,” which meant that he was a member of a political party in Palestine that sought the end of Roman occupation of Israel. Jude was known as the in genuine love for the people of God. Are there opportunities in your life to stand by others as son of James (Acts 1:13). Tradition holds that they traveled to Persia, where they converted many people and were eventually martyred.

Even though we don’t know much about Simon and Jude, the church honors them as saints because they responded in faith to Jesus’ invitation and were among the first eyewitnesses to God’s plan of salvation. The…

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