St. James the Greater
1st century AD
Bethsaida, Judaea, Roman Empire
Jerusalem, Judaea, Roman Empire
July 25 (Western Christianity)
April 30 (Eastern Christianity)
Apostolic age by Pre-congregation
Patron Saint of:
Pilgrims, Spain, Guatemala and Nicaragua, Veterinarians, Equestrians, Furriers, Tanners
Blessed is a man who
Perseveres under trial;
For once he has been approved
He will receive
The crown of life,
Which the Lord has promised
To those Who love Him.
Prayer to Saint James the Greater
O Glorious Saint James,
because of your fervor and generosity
Jesus chose you to witness his glory
on Mount Tabor and
His agony in The Garden of Gethsemane.
Obtain for us strength and consolation
in the unending struggles of this life.
Help us to follow Christ
constantly and generously,
to be victors over all our difficulties,
and to receive the crown of glory in Heaven.