Saint of the day
The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.
St. James of the Marches, Franciscan
St James, known from his birthplace as “of the Marches” became a Franciscan in 1415. Much of his career was spent as a papal envoy in eastern Europe. He was a noted preacher, fiery, but with a severity tempered by mercy. To fight against usury, he established lending houses to assist the poor.