The Death of Saint James the Lesser
Saint James Lesser was accused of going against Jewish law and sentenced to death. He was crucified while in Ostrakine, Egypt, preaching the word of Jesus Christ. The body of Saint James the Lesser was sawed into many pieces. Christian art depicts Saint James the Lesser with a carpenter’s saw because of the way he died.
Saint James the Lesser Patron Saint
Saint James Lesser was named the patron saint of many causes by the Roman Catholic Church:
Many Catholics who work at these occupations or live in the listed countries wear a Saint James Lesser medal or a Saint James Lesser pendant in honor of this apostle of Jesus. They pray for the intercession of Saint James Lesser, asking for his aid for a productive and safe day at work and in their everyday lives.