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Philip and James, Apostles
“The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me’” (Jn 1:43). 
St. Philip was one of Jesus’ early disciples. Jesus called to him, Philip followed, and Philip invited Nathanial to join Jesus, too. Some Greeks came to him to be introduced to Jesus. 
According to tradition, St. James was the James the Less referred to in Mark 15:40 and was a prominent leader of the church in Jerusalem. 
These saints remind us that the Gospel is invitational and that Christ’s message is available for all mankind.
Written by Sarah Ciotti
 Revised Standard Version, sv., “John, The Gosepl According To.”
 Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “St. Philip”
 Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “St. James the Less.”
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