Saint Jude Thaddaeus is considered as the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes. He was the brother of Saint Mathew the Less. St. Jude is often shown in paintings with a flame around his head. This represents his presence at Pentecost, when he received the Holy Spirit with the other apostles. fter the death and resurrection of Jesus, St. Jude traveled throughout Mesopotamia, Libya, and Persia with St. Simon preaching and building up the foundations of the early Church. St. Jude died a martyr’s death for his unwavering faith. Watch the amazing story of Saint Jude Thaddaeus, including the one where he heals King Abagar of Edessa in this amazing episode!.