St. John the Apostle

St. John the Apostle

Feast Day: December 27
Patron of: Editors, authors, publishers, theologians

St. John is famous as the “beloved” apostle. He was a close friend of Christ’s, sitting next to him at the Last Supper. St. John is symbolized in Christian art as an eagle, depicting the heights he rose to through his dedication to God’s love. St. John also wrote one of the four Gospels, referred to by many as “The Gospel of Love.” Along with St. Peter, St. John was the first to arrive at Christ’s Tomb on Easter Sunday to find it empty.

St. John’s fiery love for the cause he was called to is an example of self-donation. True love depends on willingness to sacrifice, something St. John showed throughout his long life. Ask St. John to help you let go and embrace the way of Christ’s cross with devotion.