Sunday, May 31, 2020

Saint James the Lesser – Saint of the Day – May 3

St. James the Lesser Biography

St. James the Lesser Profile. Born: unknown in Israel, Asia. Worked in Jerusalem. Died: 62 AD in Jerusalem. Feast Day is celebrated on May 3.


The Memorial of St. James the Lesser – Saint of the Day

St. James the Lesser Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth unknown
Country of Birth Israel in Asia
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession Bishop
Place of Work Jerusalem
Date of Death 62 AD
Place of Death Jerusalem
Feast Day May 3
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of  
Saint James the Lesser
St. James the Lesser

Saint’s Biography

Saint James the Lesser was a cousin of Jesus and the brother of Saint Jude Thaddeus. He was raised is a Jewish home. One of the Twelve Apostles. St. James was one of the first to have visions of the risen Christ. He worked together with Saint Paul the Apostle on the plans of Paul to preach the gospel. St. James was beaten to death with clubs, including fuller‘s mallets while praying for his attackers.