St. Andrew

St. Andrew

St. Andrew (+ 60).  Born at Bethsaida, formerly a disciple of John the Baptist, a fisherman by trade, he found Christ, and introduced his brother Peter to Him.  He also pointed out the young boy with the few loaves and fish, enabling Jesus to work the miracle of multiplication.  With the apostle Philip, he introduced the gentiles to Christ, preaching the Gospel in many different places, including Scotland where he stopped in Fife, now called St. Andrews, and built a church there which became a centre for evangelisation and eventually of pilgrimage.  He finally suffered martyrdom on a cross at Achaia.

Picture: The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew by Caravaggio

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