The Apostle Jude, whom the Church commemorates on the same day, was a brother of Saint James the Less. They were called “brethren of the Lord,” on account of their relationship to His Blessed Mother. Saint Jude preached first in Mesopotamia, as Saint Simon did in Egypt; and finally they both met in Persia, where they won their crown together.
Reflection – Zeal is an ardent love which makes a man fearless in defence of God’s honor, and earnest at all costs to make known the truth. If we would be children of the Saints, we must be zealous for the faith.