Wed 30 Nov, 2011
Tags: Adoration Chapel, Benedictine Sisters, Feast of St. Andrew, Jesus, John the Baptist, Prayer, St. Andrew
St. Andrew (St. Andreas) immortalized in stained glass, appearing in our Clyde Adoration Chapel
Today is the Feast of St. Andrew, the brother of Peter and a fisherman who was a follower of John the Baptist and later became the first disciple of Christ.
We do not know much about the life and times of St. Andrew, but we do know of his devotion to Jesus and his work to share the word of God and of Jesus’s life with others. It is believed he died in Greece, tied to a cross (thus the representation in our stained glass window).
Prayer to St. Andrew:
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. Amen.
(courtesy of www.saintandrew.us)