Invoked in Desperate and Hopeless Causes.
San Judas is one of the Apostles, who is said in Luke 6:16 to be the brother of James; and in Mark 6:3, to be the brother of Jesus. It is believed he traveled to Persia with St. Simon where they were beaten to death. Little is known about this Apostle. He was ignored by the early church because his name is that of the other Judas who betrayed Christ. That is why San Judas is invoked in times of need.
Prayer to St. Jude:
"St. Jude, worker of miracles,
Please pray for me. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless,
Please pray for me, St. Jude, my gratitude will be always yours."