St. James, the Lesser: Apostle (Son of Alphaeus)

St. James, the Lesser
Apostle (Son of Alphaeus) by Pompeo Batoni 1

St. James, the Apostle (The Younder)

Son of Alphaeus

Feast Day: May 3rd

Novena: Day 2

St. James, you preached impartiality to the rich and the poor and said that “pure and undefiled religion” is to look after the orphans and widows and keep yourself unstained from the world. Help me to see that God has truly chosen the poor of the world to be rich in faith, and heirs to the kingdom of heaven, and to act accordingly — not merely being a hearer, but a doer of the word.

As you were a faithful and loyal brother to the Lord Jesus Christ, let us be better brothers (and sisters) to one another, who share a heavenly Father. Your words remind us to endure, and see that the Judge is standing at the door. Pray that I may be both comforted and convicted by the Holy Spirit–comforted by the wisdom it pours into us from above, and convicted in our attachments and friendship with the world. Pray for me during this novena, especially for …

(mention silently your special intentions).1

Pray:Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. Amen.



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