Saint for the Day - November 10 - St. Andrew
After a holy youth,
Lancelot Avellino was ordained priest at Naples. At
the age of thirty-six he entered the Theatine Order,
and took the name of Andrew, to show his love for
the cross. For fifty years he was afflicted with a
most painful rupture; yet he would never use a
carriage. Once when he was carrying the Viaticum,
and a storm had extinguished the lamps, a heavenly
light encircled him, guided his steps, and sheltered
him from the rain. But as a rule, his sufferings
were unrelieved by God or man.
On the last day of his life, St. Andrew rose to say
Mass. He was in his eighty-ninth year, and so weak
that he could scarcely reach the altar. He began the
"Judica," and fell forward in a fit of apoplexy.
Laid on a straw mattress, his whole frame was
convulsed in agony, while the fiend in visible form
advanced to seize his soul, Then, as his brethren
prayed and wept, the voice of Mary was heard,
bidding the Saint's guardian angel send the tempter
back to hell. A calm and holy smile settled on the
features of the dying Saint, as, with a grateful
salutation to the image of Mary, he breathed forth
his soul to God. His death happened on the 10th of
Saint for the Day - St. Andrew Avellino
Read about the Saint for today - November 10 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
St. Andrew, who suffered so
terrible an agony, is the
special patron against sudden
death. Ask him to be with you in
your last hour, and to bring
Jesus and Mary to your aid.
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