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St Andrew

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ST. ANDREW was one of the fishermen of Bethsaida, and brother of St. Peter, who became a disciple of St. John the Baptist. When called by Jesus on the banks of the Jordan, he went in search of his brother, and  said, "We have found the Messiah," and he brought him to Jesus. It was he again who, when Christ wished to feed the five thousand in the desert, pointed out the little boy with the five loaves and fishes. 

St. Andrew went forward on mission to plant the faith in Scythia and Greece and, after years of toil, was martyred. After suffering a cruel scourging at Patrae in Achaia, he was left, bound by cords, to die upon a cross.  Two whole days he remained hanging on this cross, preaching to all who came near. Tradition says that he was crucified on this date, 30th November. He is patron saint of Scotland.

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St Martin I

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Pope St. Martin I was born in Todo, Italy. He was the last pope to die a martyr. St. Martin called the Council at the Lateran Basilica in his first year and condemned Heraclius and Monothelitism, going against a decree by the Byzantine Emperor who commanded there be no discussion of the issue.