Monday, July 25, 2022

Ever-present as He said...

Going  from there, he saw two other brothers, 
James son of Zebedee and his brother John.  
They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing 
their nets.  Jesus called them, and immediately 
they left the boat and their father and followed him. 
Matthew 4:21, 22

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"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

Painting above: Christ calling the Apostles James and John ~ Edward Armitage

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
Shrine: Santiago de Compostela
+42 AD 
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."  ~  St Francis de Sales

St James, pray for us!

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