St. James

Saint James the Greater is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. He was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus and the brother of Saint John the Apostle. Along with Peter and John, he was part of the inner circle of Jesus' disciples. James is traditionally believed to have preached in Spain and is considered the patron saint of the country. He was martyred in Jerusalem by King Herod Agrippa I.

Feast Day is on July 25

Patronage: Spain, pilgrims, and laborers