Patron Saint: Fisherman
Name Means: Strong and Masculine
Additional Patronages: Scotland
Apostle of Jesus Christ. Martyred and Crucified by an X shaped Cross. Saint Andrew was completely devoted to Christ. As he died on the cross, he preached for two days and did not stop until he passed.
Prayer of St Andrew:
O Glorious Saint Andrew, you were the first to recognize and follow the Lamb of God. With your friend Saint John you remained with Jesus for that first day, for your entire life, and now throughout eternity.
As you led your brother Saint 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.
Why he is venerated by the Holy Roman Catholic Church:
Apostle of Jesus Christ
Martyred by Crucifixion on an X shaped cross