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 5

St. James, you led your brethren, not to lord it over them, but to instruct them in the way of wisdom and peace — the Way of Jesus Christ. While some teachers have wrongly pitted faith against works, you remind us that true faith is always expressed through works and that just as “the body without the spirit is dead, so faith also without works is dead.”

Help all teachers to feel both the weight of their responsibility and the lightness of Jesus’ yoke, as they humbly work in the vineyard of the Lord. Quicken our spirits according to your words, and help us avoid quarrels and warring with our neighbors in the small areas of daily life. Pray for me during this novena, especially for...

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



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