Feast Day: 25 July
Patron Saint of labourers

St. James the Greater, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, lived during the 1st century AD. He was the elder brother of St. John and was known for his fiery and zealous personality. St. James played a significant role in spreading Christianity, particularly in Spain, where he is venerated as Santiago. According to tradition, he preached the Gospel in the Iberian Peninsula and, after his martyrdom in Jerusalem, his remains were believed to have been miraculously transported to Santiago de Compostela. His cult as the patron saint of Spain grew over the centuries, making him an enduring symbol of Christian evangelisation and pilgrimage. St. James the Greater’s legacy continues to be celebrated, and his shrine in Santiago remains a prominent pilgrimage destination to this day.

Relics from the Cathedral Collection...