A Childhood Buddy of Jesus - Saint Simon of Jerusalem

Saint Simon of Jerusalem appears in the pages of Scripture only twice.  He is called a "brother" of the Lord (along with a James, a Joseph, and a Judas).

Childhood Friends 
Evidently, these boys were either related in some way or good friends and grew up together in Nazareth (the term "brothers" was used rather loosely).  I like to imagine this Saint from Scripture and Jesus playing together as children, learning trades as teenagers, joking around, having fun.  This childhood buddy of Jesus grew up to become the 2nd Bishop of Jerusalem.


Matthew 13:55
Mark 6:3
Feast Day:  April 27
(formerly February 18)