apostles

The Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles and Martyrs, is October 28

September 25, 2007

"Simon was a simple Galilean, a brother of Jesus, as the ancients called one’s close relatives — aunts, uncles, first cousins; he was one of Our Lord’s four first cousins, with James the Less, Jude and Joseph, all sons of Mary, the wife of Alpheus, or Cleophas, either name being a derivative of the Aramaic […]

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