Saint Philip & Saint James, Apostles

St. Philip and St. James, Apostles – May 1 (RC May 3)

We know nothing of James but his name and the fact that he was one of the 12 apostles. He is not the James of Acts, brother of Jesus and later bishop of Jerusalem. James, son of Alphaeus, is also known as James the Lesser to avoid confusing him with James the son of Zebedee, also an apostle and known as James the Greater.