DSP JUDE BLACIOUS PEREIRA
was named after
the Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases.
The Apostle Saint Jude Thaddeus is "The Miraculous Saint," the Catholic Patron Saint of "lost causes" and "cases despaired of."When all other avenues are closed, he is the one to call upon, and his help often comes at the last moment.
By the way, St. Jude is the patron saint of the Chicago Police Department.
In Rawang, on every 28 October, pilgrimages are made to the Church of St. Jude.
Jude Pereira, when assigned the DSAI’s case must have shot up this prayer:
O most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus -- People honor and invoke you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, for I am so helpless and alone. Please help to bring me visible and speedy assistance. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (state your request) and that I may praise God with you always. I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you by publishing this request. Amen.
Without a doubt, his supplications were answered. A strand of hair was found in the cell below.
Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot would be bloody proud of Jude Blacious Pereira. However, if the judge was fair he should terminate the case as Jude kept the dna samples in his office drawer!
I chose the name Bernard when I was baptized at age 10. Saint Bernard was a monk who lived in a monastery up in the Alps. The name "St. Bernard" originates from traveler's hospice on the often treacherous St.BernardPass inthe Western Alps between Switzerland and Italy, where the name was passed to the local dogs. The pass, the lodge, and the dogs are named for Bernard of Menthon, the 11th century monk who established the station.
The St. Bernards are universally depicted as rescue dogs with brandy barrels around their neck. According to legend, the brandy was used to warm the bodies of trapped people in avalanches or snow before help came.
My patron saint should be proud of me as I often “warm” friends with a welcomed drink.