St. James the Great (Son of Zebedee)

St. James the Great (Son of Zebedee)

Feast Day: July 8
Patron of: Laborers

Like many of his brother Apostles, St. James was a humble fisherman. When Jesus called him from his fishing boat, St. James didn’t hesitate or second-guess the opportunity. His faith-filled response was a precursor of what was to come. Jesus nicknamed him and his brother John “Sons of Thunder.” St. James went on to live a missionary apostolate of vigorous zeal, joining Christ in the Agony in the Garden and eventually giving his own life in martyrdom.

St. James was quick to respond to Christ’s challenging call. He can help provide motivation to anyone facing a challenging task.