Thursday, May 27, 2010
How We Came To Know Saint James … And His Younger Brother, Saint John
About 20 years ago when my older sons were maybe 2 & 4 years old, it popped into my mind that it would be fun to celebrate the feast days of their patron saints. The name Seamus is Gaelic for James and the name Ian is Scottish for John. As I browsed through a few saint books, I came to realize that the apostles James and John were brothers (the sons of Zebedee). I knew right away they would be the perfect saints for my boys. So, every year on the Feast of Saint James (July 25) and the Feast of St. John (December 27) I would make the boys a cake and we’d try to learn something new about their saints.