St. John the Apostle, the son of Zebedee and Salome, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus called to be an apostle by our Lord in the
first year of his public ministry. He is the patron saint of love, loyalty, friendships and authors.
St. John’s older brother was St. James the Great, another one of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles. John is believed to be the longest living apostle and the only not to die a martyr’s death. He has said to have died in Ephesus after 98 AD, where a church was erected over his tomb.
Pray for us, St. John –
O Glorious Saint John, you were so loved by Jesus that you merited to rest your head upon his breast, and to be left in his place as a son to Mary. Obtain for us an ardent love for Jesus and Mary. Let me be united with them now on earth and forever after in heaven.