St. James, the Son of Alphensus, (known as St. James the Lesser) went on to serve as the Bishop of Jerusalem after our Lord's Resurrection. He was part of the Jerusalem Council that decided which dietary restrictions and Jewish customs the new Gentile converts had to follow. His Epistle is part of the Bible and often quoted in Papal encyclicals. His time on earth was devoted to spreading the good news of Jesus by preaching and writing and through the example of his holy life. In this lesson we will study the life of St. James the Lesser as presented in the Gospels, in the writings of the Church Fathers, and in the Catechism. We will also learn several prayers to him and have an engaging activity in honor of St. James.
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