Our Morning Offering – 30 November – The Feast of St Andrew, Apostle of Christ
St Andrew, Once a Fisherman
Captator olim piscium
Attrib. to Saint Peter Damian (1007-1072)
Doctor of the Church
Saint Andrew, who once cast your nets
Upon the lake of Galilee,
Show now your skill in catching souls,
And save us from the world’s wild sea.
Saint Peter’s brother during life,
Not even death your souls could part,
Since both endured the bitter cross
With patient and courageous heart.
True brothers in your work on earth,
Your crown of glory is the same,
Both fathers of the infant Church,
Both crucified for Jesus’ Name.
You were the first to find Our Lord,
And led your brother to his feet,
So help us on life’s weary way,
Befriend us in its dust and heat.
Companion of your brother’s toil,
Preserve the Church in charity,
That with Saint Peter, shepherd true,
We may serve God in unity.
Beloved Saint, so dear to Christ,
Help us to run the path of love,
That we may all God’s praises sing,
United in full joy above.
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Prayer is what the world needs combined with the example of our lives which testify to the Light of Christ.
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"For the Saints are sent to us by God
as so many sermons.
We do not use them, it is they who move us
and lead us, to where we had not expected to go.”
Charles Cardinal Journet (1891-1975)
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