St James the Great

St James, the son of Zebedee (Died 44AD), was one of the Twelve Apostles. St John the Apostle was his brother. His father was a fisherman on the Lake of Galilee.

St James the Apostle (The Great)

Jesus called both James and John to come and join him while they were with their father by the lake.

Following Jesus’ Ascension to heaven, like the other Apostles, St James preached his Gospel News, baptised and converted.

St James travelled to Iberia and while in Caesaraugusta, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him. He then returned to Judea where he was arrested by King Herod and beheaded; the first Apostle to be martyred.

St James’ Feast Day is the 25th July. He is the Patron Saint of many countries or parts of countries including Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Philippines.


St James the Apostle:

Pray for us that we will place our trust in God’s guidance and love.

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