Here’s my post for the Evangelium Institute Blog on the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle.

Pop Quiz! Who was the first Apostle to meet Jesus and follow him?

 The answer is the saint for today, St. Andrew the Apostle.

Not a lot is known about St. Andrew apart from what we find in Scripture and in stories after his death. Those stories include the one that he was crucified by being tied to a cross in the shape of an X, which became the sign of St. Andrew in paintings. Russian’s claim St. Andrew as a patron because he is said to have preached there. Then there’s St. Andrew’s Scotland, which I’ve visited, and where relics of St. Andrew are said to have been brought way back in the 8th century.

Click here to read the rest of his amazing story and his great friendship with another saint.