Posted by: akostecka | July 25, 2008

St. James

July 25 is the feast of St. James (and the anniversary of our wedding in 1992).  I wish I were in Seattle again to go on pilgrimage to that Archdiocese’s wonderful St. James Cathedral

But, that’s OK, the cathedral website is so awesome, one can be there virtually, too!  What a wonderful thing that catechesis come via the art and archetecture of a place!  You must do the virtual tour of the building before you go because there are so many details you might otherwise miss. Also, see the kid’s page  for lots of cool stuff about St. James and also about the Anno Paolino!

Here’s a bit about St. James in the Gospels from the Cathedral site:

    In the Gospels the name of Saint James is always linked to that of his younger, more famous, brother John. They were fishing together when Jesus called them, and they remained inseparable throughout his ministry. Jesus “walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him” (Matthew 4:21-22). These were clearly extraordinary young men. They follow without the slightest hesitation, without asking questions and without looking back. They are men of action more than of words, and responding with a truly heroic, an eager and hasty readiness to Jesus’ sudden call.

May we, like St. James the Greater, be eager to humbly say “yes” to the call of Jesus to follow him wherever he leads us.   St. James, pray for us.

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