Feast of St. James, Apostle
July 25, 2018

James, one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, the first to suffer martyrdom by beheading.

We celebrate the Namesday of our founder, Brother James Wirth, who in 1862 in Hausen, Germany, founded the Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross.

We also celebrate the Patronal Feastday of our St. James Monastery.  Our Monastery was built by our first founding Brothers who came to Springfield, Illinois in 1928.  In 1929, this Monastery was built!  It is the home of all the Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross in the USA.