Fishermen during the time of Jesus and His disciples were hardworking individuals who faced difficult conditions. They worked year-round, often at night, in both hot and cold climates. To catch their quarry, they used torches and had to be skilled in boating, fishing techniques, and preserving fish. Jesus called four fishermen as His disciples: Simon-Peter and his brother Andrew, and John and his brother James. Fishing was an important part of life for many people in the Sea of Galilee region during this time. It provided raw materials for parables as well as a job description for Jesus’ apostles.

Story of Saint James, Son of Zebedee

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Saint James the Greater
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The story of St James, son of Zebedee, proves he is one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. He is called ‘the Greater to distinguish him from ‘James the Less,’ another Apostle. He was the first Apostle to be martyred and is also known as the patron saint of Spain.

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