18 Facts About St James

1. St James was sixty-three years old when he suffered for Christ.

2. St James was called to the Apostolate with his brother Jude; in all the four lists of the Apostles, he stands at the head of the third group.

3. St James became a popular vacation spot in the early 20th century.

4. St James is an unincorporated community in the Town of Smithtown, which was first settled in by Europeans in 1665.

5. St James is described as one of the first disciples who joined Jesus.

6. St James was the first apostle to shed his blood for Christ.

7. St James was with Jesus at the Transfiguration, during the Agony in the Garden, and in the house of Jairus when Jesus raised Jairus' daughter to life.

8. St James was apparently the first of the apostles to be martyred.

9. St James is often depicted riding a white horse into battle.

10. St James became the patron saint of Spain as this is where his remains are believed to be buried.

11. St James is widely recognised as the first apostle to be martyred.

12. St James was beheaded by order of King Herod Agrippa I of Judaea; according to Spanish tradition, his body was taken to Santiago de Compostela, where his shrine attracts pilgrims from all over the world.

13. Saint St James is the patron saint of Spain and, according to legend, his remains are held in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

14. St James is described as one of the first disciples to join Jesus.

15. St James was fishing with his father and John the Apostle when Jesus came to the shores of the Sea of Galilee and called for the fisherman, who were unable to catch any fish that day, to dip their nets in the water .

16. St James made the record attempt in hopes of earning a NASCAR ride but it never materialized and she went into Indycar.

17. St James gets a couple of days off before competing in the YC Winburn Holiday Classic at Rock Hill High School.

18. St James said he and Ball are "one in the same" when it comes to their playmaking ability.