|St. James the Greater, brother of St. John|
Anyway, you gotta love a man who knows the score and articulates it so clearly! So thanks, St. James the Lesser
When our youngest child, a daughter, was born on August 2nd, the feast of St. Eusebius, we considered name possibilities. Much as I like the historian saint, I even have his history on my saints bookshelf, we couldn't think of a name variation our daughter wouldn't roll her eyes and groan about when she was older. ("Eusie? Mom, you've got to be kidding! What were you thinking?")
|St. James the Lesser, uncle of James and John|
So we looked at nearby dates for a more girl-friendly patron. And there was my friend St. James
the Greater only a week earlier on July 25th. (St. James the Lesser's feast is May 3rd) So Jamie she became. The only questions we got were, "What's her real name? Isn't Jamie a nickname?"
Nope, Jamie she is, check out her birth certificate.
So Happy Feast Day to St. James the Greater and his namesake Jamie who can claim the other St. James for a patron as well. And thanks for the great epistle, St. James the Less.
St. James the Greater and St. James the Lesser, Pray for us!