Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. James, Apostle”

July 25th, 2017
st James

“Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave;  just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.” (Matthew 20 : 26)

St. James is the first among the Apostles to attain martyrdom, and was put to death by Herod Agrippa about the year 44.  James together with Simon and John witnessed certain important events in the life of Jesus (Transfiguration,  Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane).   The Camino de Santiago (Way of  St. James) is the name of any of the pilgrimage routes  to the shrine of the Apostle of St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain,  where tradition has it that the remains of the Saint are buried.