Happy New Year John & Doves!
Just looking up some facts with regard to the Quake on Sunday (January 2) and this is what I found. I'm sure some of you have already discovered this. Just interesting as God continues to put forth the signs of his coming.
Meaning of the name Santiago - St. James
Wikipedia search on St. James reveals the following:
According to ancient local tradition, on 2 January of the year AD 40, the Virgin Mary appeared to James on the bank of the Ebro River at Caesaraugusta, while he was preaching the Gospel in Iberia. She appeared upon a pillar, Nuestra Seņora del Pilar, and that pillar is conserved and venerated within the present Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, in Zaragoza, Spain. Following that apparition, St James returned to Judea, where he was beheaded by King Herod Agrippa I in the year 44.