Saint Jude Thaddeus is the patron of impossible causes, desperate situations, and hospitals. He was a blood relative of Jesus Christ and one of his Apostles. St. Jude Thaddeus is famous for his preaching, healing, exorcising, and appearance which very closely matched that of Jesus. He wrote the Epistle named for him and his patronage of lost causes seems to be a mix up between himself and Judas Iscariot. St. Jude Thaddeus' feast day is October 28th.