"Christ calling the Apostles James and John" ~ Edward Armitage
"And just as He appeared before the holy Apostles in true flesh,
so now He has us see Him in the Sacred Bread. Looking at Him with
the eyes of their flesh, they saw only His Flesh, but regarding Him
with the eyes of the spirit, they believed that He was God.
In like manner, as we see bread and wine with our bodily eyes,
let us see and believe firmly that it is His Most Holy Body and Blood,
True and Living. For in this way our Lord is ever present among those
who believe in Him, according to what He said: "Behold, I am with
you all days even to the consummation of the world" (Mt. 28, 20).
St. Francis of Assisi
Saint JAMES (the Greater)
Apostle and Martyr
Son of Zebedee and Salome
Brother of apostle John
Dubbed 'Son of Thunder'
Patron of Spain and laborers
FEAST DAY - July 25
"Accept the help that the Virgin and the saints offer you.
Promise that you will press forward on your way to join them."
Saint Francis de Sales
Ste James, ora pro nobis!