Today's Saint (November 30): Andrew the Apostle

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Andrew the Apostle


Saint Andrew was one of the twelve apostles. He lived in Capernaum where he made his living as a fisherman. He was the brother of Simon Peter and a follower of John the Baptist before becoming a disciple of Christ.

In the Gospels we learn of him helping in the distribution of the loaves and fishes to feed the 5000, and for bringing certain Greeks to meet Jesus (John 12: 20-22).

The accompanying picture of Andrew was painted by the Spanish Mannerist painter El Greco (1541-1614)

There is no record as to where he was sent to proselytize following Our Lord's ascension, but legend holds that it was Greece. He died around 60 A.D.

The Vigil
The Day's Propers
Catholic Encyclopedia article

Books Worth Considering

The 12 : The Lives of the Apostles After Calvary
The Inner Circle : Studying the Lives of 13 Apostles
The 12 Apostles : Their Lives & Acts (Children's Book)

The Treasury of Saints and Martyrs
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford Paperback Reference)amazon
The Penguin Dictionary of Saints: Third Edition (Dictionary, Penguin)amazon

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