Saint John the Evangelist
John was the only apostle who remained loyally with Christ at the crucifixion. There, Jesus entrusted John and Mary to each other. In his later years, when asked to record his experiences as an apostle, John strove to fill in the blanks left by the other three Gospel writers, whom it appears he admired greatly. Because of the high and spiritual tone of his writings, John's symbol is the eagle.
Feast Day: December 27