One of Jesus’ Apostles, Saint James was given the title “the Lesser” because he is the younger of the two Apostles named James. He is the brother of Saint Jude Thaddeus and a cousin of Jesus. It is said that he claimed to fast until Christ rose again and would have starved if Jesus had not appeared and made a meal for James.
d. c. 62 Jerusalem
Patronage: Apothecaries, Dying People, Pharmacists, Hat makers
Feast Day: May 3