I am in the process of trying to list all the saints I can remember from Pennsylvania. I know there are many more than I am learning at the moment so if you have any suggestions, please share them with me!
St Simon and St Jude are the patron saints of Chester, PA. They reputedly brought the bible or a copy of it to the city by splitting themselves in half. They may have inspired St Augustine to send his bible to the city shortly before he wrote his famous book.
The Basilica of Saint Simon and Jude is located on 42nd Street in Chester, PA. It was built in 1872 and rebuilt and enlarged in 1970. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
I believe that this is an instance where the Catholic Church will continue to protect saints like Simon and Jude over time because they are still venerated… but I think that one day people will be a little more skeptical of them (as they seem to be of most Catholic saints).
Pigeonhole your audience and create blog with a different perspective: intro: The Difference between Saint Simon & Saint Jude; middle: 12 Surprising Realities about Saints Simon & Jude; conclusion: Who is Saint Simon and why is he important?
I know many people are probably aware of the difference between saints Simon and Jude. But I know that for others not as much emphasis is placed on the differences between them. This article will look into exactly why Simon and Jude are different, but also what is the modern significance of each saint in relation to being a Saint (In other words, how they were viewed historically). I also want to take a more in depth look at saints Simon and Jude as it appears they have been overlooked as opposed to other Saints. I personally feel that they draw more of a contrast between Ann & Paul, but also St. Jude in the Bible. I will be comparing each of them for now and looking at their modern significance.
On the one hand we have Saint Paul, who is often considered to be the father of Christianity, and on the other hand we have Saint Jude, who is often considered to be the antagonist to St. Paul due to his involvement in bringing down my last name (Acts 25:24-25). I would like to start off this comparison by looking at their relationship in the Bible because it is a very important part of their lives. I will be looking at the New Testament and how they were written and focusing on what is important to both of them. I will also compare Saint Paul’s experience with Saint Jude. The way that I look at it, Paul writes about what he knows, but doesn’t write about things that he doesn’t know very well and definitely doesn’t write about things that are questionable to him. Jude, on the other hand, writes about what he knows only as it pertains to him. He writes about his views and his perspectives and doesn’t really write about things that may cause controversy down the road.