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Church historians hasten to point out that St. James the Less is so designated solely because he was much shorter than his counterpart who is known as St. James the Greater.
It is a grave injustice to the Apostle Thomas that he is best remembered by most Christians as the one who doubted Christ had reappeared after having been crucified, an event in this holy man’s life that has lent his name to a phrase denoting an incredulous person – “doubting Thomas.”
There is nothing to indicate that St. Mary Magdalene, prior to her encounter with Jesus Christ, was a woman of questionable virtue.
A favorite among the apostles, Barnabas was present at Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came upon all the apostles and inspired the greatest religious crusade in the history of mankind.