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Saint Andrew

Sant Andrew and his brother Simon were originally from Bethsaida on Lake Gennesaret. They owned a house in Kafarnaum and were fishermen.

Andrew was first a disciple of John the Baptist, who led him to Jesus. Andrew then showed his brother Simon the way to have faith in Jesus Christ. Thus Andrew received his traditional nickname ‘The First Appointed’.

When Andrew was proclaimed an apostle in A.D. 26, he was thirty-three years old.

He was a good organizer, but an even better administrator. He was one of the four apostles who belonged to the inner circle, but his appointment by Jesus as head of the apostolic group meant that he served with his brethren while the other three enjoyed a very close association with the Master.

Saint Andrew

Altar of Saint Andrew in San Andrea della Valle (Rome)