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Monday, 28 October 2013

27th Oct ... Lost cause ? .....

.... Not entirely
Just the one trap (Twin 11w BL / 9w BLB) Under cover due to the impending St. Jude storm, name after the patron saint of lost causes and desperate cases ...

Anyway, it seems that the worst of the winds passed through a little further south of Beds.
40/50 mph gusts were the top end in the early hours.
Just 5 moths in the trap this morning, including a fourth Merveille du Jour and a second Feathered Thorn so far this year.
27th Oct. strong winds, 10 deg C minimum
0998 ... Epiphyas postvittana ... Light Brown Apple Moth x 2
1923 ... Feathered Thorn
Feathered Thorn

2247 ... Merveille du Jour
2306 ... Angle Shades

Here's some useless information ........

SAINT JUDE.(Patron Saint of lost causes and desperate cases)
Monday 28th October happens to be the feast day for this particular saint.
So who was St Jude? Here are the 10 things you need to know about the patron saint of lost causes and desperate cases...
1. St Jude was one of Jesus' 12 apostles, chosen to spread the word of the gospel.
2. He was also known as Thaddeus or Thaddaeus - said to be a surname for the name Labbaeus which means "heart" or courageous".
3. He is believed to have written the book of Jude. Religious scholars say it contains some of the finest expressions of praise to God in the Bible's New Testament.
4. Jude became associated with desperate situations because of a letter he wrote to the Churches of the East. In it he says that the faithful must keep going even in harsh or difficult circumstances.
5. He is thought to have been martyred in Beirut in around 65 AD, along with fellow apostle Simon the Zealot. He is often depicted showing a club or axe, symbolising the way he died.
6. He is also sometimes pictured with a flame above his head. This refers to the Pentecost, where he and the other apostles received the Holy Spirit.
7. The personal ads sections of some newspapers occasionally include messages from people calling on St Jude for help in times of need, or thanking him for his support and guidance.
8. Some choose to carry the image of St Jude on a medal or as a pendant on a necklace to provide comfort.
9. The Shrine of St Jude can be found at the parish church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Faversham, Kent. It was set up in the 1950s by the church's friars, who noticed they were getting an increasing number of requests for St Jude prayer cards. Donations to "The Shrine of St Jude" began to come in, but one didn't exist - so Friar Elias Lynch set one up. The shrine is visited all year round, but particularly on St Jude's feast day - October 28.
10. St Jude is not to be confused with Judas Iscariot - another of the 12 apostles, but the one who betrayed Jesus.
So it must be true

Saint Jude: Patron saint of lost causes and desperate cases
Saint Jude: Patron saint of lost causes and desperate cases
St. Simon the  Zealot
St. Simon the Zealot

Feastday: October 28
Died: 65 or 107

Simon was surnamed the Zealot for his rigid adherence to the Jewish law and to the Canaanite law. He was one of the original followers of Christ. Western tradition is that he preached in Egypt and then went to Persia with St. Jude, where both suffered martyrdom. Eastern tradition says Simon died peacefully at Edessa. His feast day is October 28th the same day as St. Jude.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the History lesson :)
    I have given up until we get overcast nights, which may be tomorrow night fingers crossed.
    All the best