The son of Zebedee, and early apostle, is often seen with a scallop shell, as in the image below. The meaning of this emblem is lost in obscurity, as may be judged by the many different interpretations, but is today associated with the idea of pilgrimage, in particular the Camino de Santiago, a network of ancient pilgrim routes which stretch right across Europe, finally coming together at the tomb of St James in Spain.

Whether our pilgrimage is physical, or more of an interior pilgrimage of the heart, we ask for the prayer and protection of St James. May God bless you this day.