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My Saint is…..

……James, also known as Santiago!

Saint James the Greater was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. He was the first apostle to become a martyrย and the only one whose martyrdom was recorded in the New Testament. Son of Zebedee and Salomeย and brother of John the Apostle, Saint James the Great is the Patron of Pilgrims and Labourers. He is also known as the Patron Saint of Spain, having earned the Spanish title Santiago Matamoros which means โ€œSaint James the Moor-slayerโ€.

I chose James firstly, because my Grandpa Jim was a very important person in my life and he has gone to heaven. Secondly, because he is the patron saint of labourers and my Pap Bradley was a Painter & Decorator he’d be his Saint too. I miss these guys :'(. Oh aye, and my Mum has walked the Camino to raise money for street children in Ecuador. She has a special credencial, certificate and medal.

….la ruta
Jacobo in Gallego
Santiago, 25th July