James, the son of Zebedee and Salome, (which latter is known in the Gospel as the sister of the Blessed Virgin,) was the brother of the Apostle John, and a Galilean. He is called the Greater, to distinguish him from that James who was the...
GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right*; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Virgin and Martyr.
On July 24th is commemorated the Virgin Martyr Christina, who gave her life for Christ at Bolsena in Tuscany at an early, unknown date; of whom the story is told that she had broken up the pagan images of silver and gold in her...