April 30 – James the Apostle; Mary of the Incarnation

The Apostle James (d. 44), brother of John the Evangelist, is sometimes called “James the Greater” to distinguish him from lesser Jameses. His real name was Jacob but everybody calls him James, for reasons that don’t bear going into. James and John were among Jesus’ first disciples, and are presented as a bit headstrong in… Continue reading April 30 – James the Apostle; Mary of the Incarnation