The History of Leith

April 20, 2006

History and Geography of the Camino de Santiago in Spain

St. James the Greater was the brother of John the Evangelist. The brothers were converted to Christianity by St. John the Baptist. James was martyred in 44 A.D. in Palestine but that was just the beginning of his story. Although no historical records exist to place James in Spain, tradition has it that before his death he traveled to Iberia as a part of his evangelical mission. Centuries later, in 813 A.D. James’ remains were thought to have been found in Galicia, in northwest Spain.
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