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 6

St. James, you stop us short in our presumption when we conjure extravagant plans in our imaginations without asking whether or not it is God’s will. You remind us that “life is a mist that appears for a little while, and then vanishes.” Help the Church when it is tempted by worldly wealth to see that its riches will soon rot and that its garments will become moth-eaten. Lead us into a proper spirit of repentance over our habits of dissipation and excess, and let us labor for the heavenly treasures that “moth and rust do not destroy, and that thieves cannot break in and steal.” Finally, intercede for us so that we may be single-minded in the pursuit of these treasures.

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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