Last Updated: January 18, 2018 “Saint Jude, Hope of the Hopeless, Pray for Us” The St. Jude Prayer is a very special prayer indeed. St. Jude was one of the Twelve Apostles, and in the Catholic Church he is the patron Saint of lost causes. Even though Novenas are very popular to Catholics, you may have seen a few Novenas come through your mailbox like the Novena to St. Theresa….