St. Jude, patron of swine flu?

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Saint Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, is taking on the cause of swine flu, it seems.

See this picture from Mexico of a St. Jude statue with its mouth covered with a surgical mask. Mexicans wanted to pray to St. Jude for protection, but a monthly blessing of a St. Jude statue was canceled due to public health concerns, the Associated Press reports.