James was fishing with his brother, John, when Jesus called him to be an apostle. He followed Jesus faithfully, ultimately to martyrdom. His remains rest in Santiago de Compostela in Spain, one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the world. Scallop shells are badges of honor for those who have completed the difficult walk there. James is the patron of Spain, and the horse-riding conquistadors often sought his intercession.
Feast Day: July 25
Equestrians Spain Veterinarians
These durable and colorful charms have been very popular with kids and adults alike. Made of soft PVC(similar to rubber), they can clip on a child's backpack, dad's key chain, mom's purse, and anything else you can think of!
Each comes nicely gift packaged as shown, with a brief story of the saint on the backside of the card.