The Alchemist. Santiago? Significance in the name…. . In the early 9th century the tomb of the Apostle St. James "Santiago" was found in Galicia, Spain.
O glorious Apostle, Saint James,who by reason of thy fervent and generous heart was choen by Jesusto be witness of His glory on Mount Tabor, and of His agony in Gethsemane;thou, whose very name is a symbol of warfare and victory:obtain for us strength and consolation in the unending warfare of this life,that, having constantly and generously followed Jesus,we may be victors in the strife and deserve to receive the victor's crown in heaven.Amen.
outside of the church- signifies sacredness and spiritual nourishment. It is representative of your value system and the things you hold sacred.
in a church- suggests that you are seeking for some spiritual enlightenment and guidance. You are looking to be uplifted in some way.
symbolism of the heart
It is this symbolism that imparts to its meaning and its unity, and this symbolism is admirably completed by the representation of the Heart as wounded. Since the Heart of Jesus appears to us as the sensible sign of His love, the visible wound in the Heart will naturally recall the invisible wound of this love. This symbolism also explains that the devotion, although giving the Heart an essential place, is but little concerned with the anatomy of the heart or with physiology.