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St. Jude was one of the 12 apostles hand-picked by Jesus, as well as a cousin of Jesus (Matthew 13:55). He was also the brother of James the Less, the first Bishop of Jerusalem. St. Jude is known as the Patron Saint of the Impossible.

After the death of Jesus, St. Jude traveled in Mesopotamia and Armenia. He suffered a martyr’s death while being beaten unmercifully, and then having his head shattered with an axe. Martyrdom was referred to by Jesus as His baptism, in Luke 12:50.

St.Jude's Shrine

St.Jude's Shrine/St.George Church, Maruthimoodu, Adoor, Kerala, India

The devotion to St. Jude Thaddaeus, was practically unknown in India until 1940”s and it was the late Bishop F. X. Fenech who started it in Jhansi for the first time in India. Fr .Charles O’perm who was a man of great faith and knew the power of this saint and wanted to establish a similar church here in marauthimoodu. Thus with the great effort of Fr. Charels O’prem , St .Jude Shrine was established in 1978 and it was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Felix Arikkariparmbil,who was the vicar of St. Jhon’s Holy cross church, Adoor