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Saint James the Greater

Saint James was prominent among the twelve Apostles.

He was the son of Zebedee, who was considered the greater apostle of those called James. Saint James was thought to be a cousin of Jesus and the brother of Saint Jude Thaddeus.

Saint James worked as a fisherman with his brother John, his father Zebedee and his partner Simon. John and James were followers of John the Baptist and then Jesus.

After the Resurrection, Saint James made a pilgrimage to Spain to spread the Good News.

He then returned to Judea where he was beheaded by King Herod Agrippa in the year 44.

Saint James the Greater’s Feast Day is celebrated on
July 25.