A humble fisherman Saint James the Great is called by Christ to be one of the twelve apostles along with his brother Saint John the apostle. Called the Fisher of Men, James is witness to many of Christ's miracles and once the Lord has Risen, James takes to the road to evangelize the faith in faraway places, most notably in Spain.
His relics in Spain were visited by countless of the faithful, that Saint James became known as the patron saint of pilgrims.
He was the very first apostle to be martyred for his faith. His feast day is July 25th. He is the patron saint of those who travel on pilgrimages, those who suffer from arthritis, veterinarians, and equestrians.