Thursday, May 3, 2007

Feastday of Saints Philp and James the Apostles

Today is the feast day of Saints Philip and James the Apostles. I did a little research about them and I found that St. Philip is the patron saint of hatters, Luxembourg, (which is located in western Europe) pastry chefs,(I didn't know that!) San Felipe Indian Pueblo, and Uruaguay(which is located in the south eastern part of South America).
I also found out that St. James is the patron saint of apothocaries, druggists, dying people, fullers, hatters, milliners, pharmacists, and also Uruguay.



Saint James the Lesser


Prayer to Saint James


O Glorious Saint James, you were our Lord's cousin and at the same time his friend and follower. You wrote that every good and perfect gift comes to us from the Father of lights, and that faith without works is useless. You preached the divinity of Jesus until your death as a martyr. Obtain for us from the Father of lights the great gift of a living faith in Jesus' divinity which will inspire us to unstinting labor in the service of God and our fellow human beings and enable us to reach our heavenly destiny. Amen.


Saint Philip the Apostle

Prayer to Saint Philip

O Glorious Saint Philip, at the Last Supper you said to Jesus, "Lord, show us the Father and it will be enough for us." Help us to make this our prayer also and to seek God in all things. Obtain for us the grace to know the Father and Jesus Christ whom he has sent - for in this does eternal life consist. Amen.

1 comment:

Zulema said...

Thanks for writing this.