A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Hanging around... and more

Cleo and Mary’s son Thad at some point started hanging around with Mary’s nephew. So did their other son, James, but there was something about Thad. In time, nearly everyone who knew him would automatically associate him with “hopeless causes.”

Later on, Thad teamed up with a fellow named Simon, who had also hung out with the group. The two of them eventually ended up going to Iran and being killed for religious reasons.

Not much else is really known about these two, but they are remembered and venerated today by millions as two of the Apostles of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and as martyrs for preaching the Gospel: St. Simon the Zealot and St. Jude Thaddeus.