Prayer of the Day

Third Week of Easter – Feast of St. Philip & St. James, Apostles

May 3rd, 2017
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“Philip said to Him; ‘Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.’  Jesus said to him; ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?'” (John 14 : 8)

St. Philip asks to see and, having seen,  he tells the Good News to others.  He was born at Bethsaida and was formerly a disciple of John the Baptist until  he became a follower of Christ.   St. James,  the son of Alphaeus and a cousin of the Lord,  ruled the Church at Jerusalem,  wrote an Epistle,  and led a life of penance.  He converted many of the people of Jerusalem to the faith and was martyred in the year 62.