Tuesday, November 30, 2010
feast of St. Andrew. St. Andrew is the patron of Fishermen, fish dealers, against gout, maidens, Scotland, singers, unmarried women.
O glorious St. Andrew,
you were the first to recognize and follow the Lamb of God.
With your friend, St. John, you remained with Jesus for that first day,
for your entire life, and now throughout eternity.
As you led your brother, St. Peter, to Christ and many others after him,
draw us also to Him.
Teach us to lead others to Christ solely out of love for Him and dedication in His service.
Help us to learn the lesson of the Cross
and to carry our daily crosses without complaint
so that they may carry us to Jesus.
Brother of Simon Peter, you heard John the Baptist say: "Behold the Lamb of God," and you chose to follow Jesus. Leaving your nets, you became a successful fisher of souls. Lover of the Crucified Christ, you too were crucified like him. Teach us to live and suffer for Him and to win many souls for Christ.