Happy St. Andrew’s

Andrew is not the most well-known Apostle.

However, he was the first disciple of Jesus Christ.  He was also the brother of Simon who later became St. Peter, the Rock of the Church.  In fact, it was Andrew who introduced Simon to Jesus.

Andrew was also a fisherman (as was Simon Peter) and it was through interaction with him that Jesus first became associated with the fish, one of the earliest symbols of Christianity.

It is fitting, then, that the Feast of St. Andrew also be the Eve of Advent, in anticipation of the first idiomatically Christian season of the AUR calendar, Christmas!

On St. Andrew’s Day, let’s look forward to the Season.  (And, do something nice for your siblings!)