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Monday, July 25, 2016

Wigwam Mills Socks Feast of St. James, July 25

 James was the son of Salome and Zebedee, and the brother of John the Evangelist. He was called James the Greater because he was taller than the other apostle, James (the Less).

From the Catholic Encyclopedia:

 The Galilean origin of St. James in some degree explains the energy of temper and the vehemence of character which earned for him and St. John the name of Boanerges, "sons of thunder".

Today's Gospel:

 MAT 20 20:28
The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons
and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something.
He said to her,
“What do you wish?”
She answered him,
“Command that these two sons of mine sit,
one at your right and the other at your left, in your Kingdom.”
Jesus said in reply,
“You do not know what you are asking.
Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?”

So Salome said, "OK. Can you at least give James a pension"? 

James is the patron saint of milliners, pharmacists, druggists, pilgrims and sock makers.