Saint for the Day - November 30 - St. Andrew
St. Andrew was one of
the fishermen of Bethsaida, and brother, perhaps
elder brother, of St. Peter, and became a disciple
of St. John Baptist. He seemed always eager to bring
others into notice; when called himself by Christ on
the banks of the Jordan, his first thought was to go
in search of his brother, and he said, "We have
found the Messias," and he brought him to Jesus. It
was he again who, when Christ wished to feed the
five thousand in the desert, pointed out the little
lad with the five loaves and fishes. St. Andrew went
forth upon his mission to plant the Faith in Scythia
and Greece, and at the end of years of toil to win a
martyr's crown. After suffering a cruel scourging at
Patrę in Achaia, he was left, bound by cords, to die
upon a cross.
When St. Andrew first caught sight of the gibbet on
which he was to die, he greeted the precious wood
with joy. "O good cross! " he cried, "made beautiful
by the limbs of Christ, so long desired, now so
happily found! Receive me into thy arms and present
me to my Master, that He Who redeemed me through
thee may now accept me from thee." Two whole days
the martyr remained hanging on this cross alive,
preaching, with outstretched arms from this chair of
truth, to all who came near, and entreating them not
to hinder his passion.
Saint for the Day - St. Andrew
Read about the Saint for today - November 30 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
If we would do good to others,
we must, like St. Andrew, keep
close to the cross.
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