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The Twelve Apostles

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This full-color illustrated children's book relates many biblical accounts of the Apostles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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7 1/2"  (19.0 cm) x 5 1/2"  (13.9 cm)
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2002

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St. Andrew the Apostle

Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 11/30
Roman Rite Calendar - 11/30


Patron Of: Fishermen, Gout, Singers, Maidens, Anglers, Sore Throuts, Unmarried Women

Also known as

    * Andreas the Apostle
    * Endres the Apostle

Memorial

    * 30 November

Profile

    The first Apostle. Fisherman by trade. Brother of Simon Peter. Follower of John the Baptist. Andrew went through life leading people to Jesus, both before and after the Crucifixion. Missionary in Asia Minor and Greece, and possibly areas in modern Russia and Poland. Martyred on an saltire (x-shaped) cross, he is said to have preached for two days from it.

    Some peculiar marriage-related superstitions have attached themselves to Saint Andrew’s feast day.

        * An old German tradition says that single women who wish to marry should ask for Saint Andrew’s help on the eve of his feast, then sleep naked that night; they will see their future husbands in their dreams.
        * Another says that young women should note the location of barking dogs on Saint Andrew’s Eve: their future husbands will come from that direction.
        * On the day after Andrew’s feast, young people float cups in a tub; if a boy‘s and a girl‘s cup drift together and are intercepted by a cup inscribed “priest”, it indicates marriage.

    There are several explanations for why Andrew became the patron of Scotland.

        * In 345, Emperor Constantine the Great decided to translate Andrew’s bones from Patras, Greece to Constantinople. Saint Regulus of Scotland was instructed by an angel to take many of these relics to the far northwest. He was eventally told to stop on the Fife coast of Scotland, where he founded the settlement of Saint Andrew.
        * In the 7th century, Saint Wilfrid of York brought some of the saint‘s relics with him after a pilgrimage to Rome, Italy. The Scots king, Angus MacFergus, installed them at Saint Andrew’s to enhance the prestige of the new diocese.
        * When the Pictish King Angus faced a large invading army, he prayed for guidance. A white cloud in the form of a saltire cross floated across the blue sky above him. Angus won a decisive victory, and decreed that Andrew would be the patron saint of his country. Following Robert Bruce’s victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, the Declaration of Arbroath officially named Saint Andrew the patron saint of Scotland. The Saltire became the national flag of Scotland in 1385.

Born

    * at Bethsaida

Died

    * crucified on a saltire (x-shaped) cross in Greece

Patronage

    * against gout
    * against sore throats
    * anglers
    * fish dealers
    * fish mongers
    * fishermen
    * maidens
    * old maids
    * single lay women
    * singers
    * Spanish armed forces
    * spinsters
    * University of Patras
    * unmarried women
    * women who wish to become mothers
    * Achaia
    * Greece
    * Russia
    * Scotland
    * Constantinople, diocese of
    * Grand Rapids, Michigan, diocese of
    * Victoria, British Columbia, diocese of
    * Amalfi, Italy
    * Antey-Saint-Andre, Italy
    * Berchtesgaden, Germany
    * Burgundy, France
    * Cartosio, Italy
    * Conflenti, Italy
    * Encinasola, Huelva, Spain
    * Grognardo, Italy
    * Lampertheim, Germany
    * Luqa, Malta
    * Patras, Greece
    * Plymouth, England
    * Samolaco, Italy

Representation

    * fish
    * fishing net
    * man bound to a cross
    * man preaching from a cross
    * old man with long white hair and a beard, holding the Gospel in his right hand, and leaning on a transverse cross
    * preacher holding some fish
    * Saint Andrew’s cross
    * saltire (x-shaped) cross



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

St. Barnabas the Apostle

St. Barnabas the Apostle Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/11


Patron Of: hail storms, Antioch, Cyprus, Marino, Italy

Also known as

    * Bernabé
    * Joseph

Memorial

    * 11 June

Profile

    Levite Jewish convert, coming to the faith soon after Pentecost, taking the name Barnabas. Though not of the chosen Twelve Apostles, Barnabas is mentioned frequently in the Acts of the Apostles, is included among the prophets and doctors at Antioch, and is considered an Apostle. Companion of Saint Paul who introduced him to the Apostles. Like Paul, Barnabas believed in the Church‘s mission to Gentiles, and worked with him in Cyprus and Asia, but split with him over a non-theological matter. Evangelized in Cyprus with Saint Mark. Founded the Church in Antioch. Subject and possible author of some apocryphal works. Martyr.

Born

    * Cyprus as Joseph

Died

    * martyred in c.61 at Salamis
    * at the time of his death he was carrying a copy of the Gospel of Saint Matthew that he had copied by hand

Canonized

    * Pre-Congregation

Name Meaning

    * son of encouragement; son of consolation

Patronage

    * against hailstorms
    * Antioch
    * Cyprus
    * invoked as peacemaker
    * Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain
    * Marino, Italy

Representation

    * ax
    * lance
    * middle-aged bearded apostle, often bearing a book or olive branch
    * standing on or near a pile of stones while holding a book
    * stones
    * with Saint Paul



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

St. Bartholomew the Apostle

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 06/11
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/24


Patron Of: nervous disorder

Also known as

    * Bartolomé
    * Nathanael bar Tolomai

Memorial

    * 24 August (Roman calendar)
    * 11 June (Orthodox calendar)

Profile

    One of the Twelves Apostles. Probably a close friend of Saint Philip; Bartholomew’s name is always mentioned in the Gospels in connection with Philip, and it was Philip who brought Bartholomew to Jesus. May have written a gospel, now lost; it is mentioned in other writings of the time. May have preached in Asia Minor, Ethiopia, India and Armenia; some one did, leaving behind assorted writings, and local tradition says it was Bartholomew. Martyr.

Born

    * Galilee

Died

    * flayed alive at Albanopolis, Armenia
    * relics at Saint Bartholomew-on-the-Tiber Church, Rome, Italy, and in the cathedral in Canterbury, England

Patronage

    * against nervous diseases
    * against neurological diseases
    * against twitching
    * bookbinders
    * butchers
    * cobblers
    * Florentine cheese merchants
    * Florentine salt merchants
    * leather workers
    * plasterers
    * shoemakers
    * tanners
    * trappers
    * whiteners
    * Armenia
    * Borgo Tossignano, Italy
    * Boves, Italy
    * Carpineto dell Nora, Italy
    * Civitella in Val di Chiana, Italy
    * Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    * Gambatesa, Italy
    * Gharghur, Malta
    * Lipari, Sicily, Italy
    * Maastricht, Netherlands
    * Magalang, Philippines
    * Plzen, Czech Republic
    * Potosí, Bolivia
    * Salzano, Italy

Representation

    * cross
    * elderly man holding a tanner‘s knife and a human skin
    * tanner‘s knife
    * bright red (skinless) man holding his own skin

 



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

St. James the Lesser

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/03


Patron Of: Apothecaries, Druggists, Pharmacists, Dying People, Hatmakers, Milliners, Monterotondo, Italy, Nemi, Italy, Hatters, Uruguay

Also known as
    Jacobus Minor
    James the Younger
    James the Just
    James, son of Alphæus

Memorial
    3 May

Profile
    Apostle. Cousin of Jesus. Brother of Saint Jude Thaddeus. One of the first to have visions of the risen Christ. First Bishop of Jerusalem.

    Having been beaten to death, a club almost immediately became his symbol. This led to his patronage of fullers and pharmacists, both of whom use clubs in their professions.

    Like all men of renown, large stories grew up around James. He is reported to have spent so much time in prayer that his knees thickened, and looked like a camel's. Soon after the Crucifixion, James said he would fast until Christ returned; the resurrected Jesus appeared to him, and fixed a meal Himself.

Died
    martyred c.62 at Jerusalem by being thrown from a pinnacle of the Temple, then stoned and beaten with clubs, including fuller's mallets, while praying for his attackers

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Patronage
    apothecaries
    druggists
    dying people
    Frascati, Italy
    fullers
    hatmakers
    hatters
    milliners
    Monterotondo, Italy
    Nemi, Italy
    pharmacists
    Uruguay



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

St. John the Apostle

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/27


Patron Of: Booksellers

 Apostle of Charity
 Beloved Apostle
 Beloved Disciple
 Giovanni Evangelista
 John the Divine
 John the Evangelist
Memorial
 27 December (Roman Catholic)
 8 May (Greek Orthodox)
 6 May (before the Latin gate)
Profile
Son of Zebedee and Salome. Fisherman. Brother of Saint James the Great, and called one of the Sons of Thunder. Disciple of Saint John the Baptist. Friend of Saint Peter the Apostle. Called by Jesus during the first year of His ministry, and traveled everywhere with Him, becoming so close as to be known as the beloved disciple. Took part in the Last Supper. The only one of the Twelve not to forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion, standing at the foot of the cross. Made guardian of Our Lady by Jesus, he took her into his home. Upon hearing of the Resurrection, he was the first to reach the tomb; when he met the risen Lord at the lake of Tiberias, he was the first to recognize Him.

During the era of the new Church, he worked in Jerusalem and at Ephesus. During Jesus' ministry, he tried to block a Samaritan from their group, but Jesus explained the open nature of the new Way, and he worked on that principle to found churches in Asia Minor and baptizing converts in Samaria. Imprisoned with Peter for preaching after Pentecost. Wrote the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and possibly the Book of Revelation. Survived all his fellow apostles.

Traditional stories:

Emperor Dometian had him brought to Rome, beaten, poisoned, and thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil, but he stepped out unharmed and was banished to Patmos instead.

When John was en route to preach in Asia, his ship was wrecked in a storm; all but John were cast ashore. John was assumed dead, but 2 weeks later the waves cast him ashore alive at the feet of his disciple Prochoros.

When John denounced idol worship as demonic, followers of Artemis stoned him; the rocks turned and hit the throwers.

He prayed in a temple of Artemis; fire from heaven killed 200 men who worshipped the idol. When the remaining group begged for mercy, he raised the 200 from the dead; they all converted and were baptized.

Drove out a demon who had lived in a pagan temple for 249 years.

Aboard ship, he purified vessels of sea water for drinking.

Ceonops, a magician, pretended to bring three dead people come to life; the "people" were actually demons who mimicked people so the magician could turn people away from Christ. Through prayer, John caused the magician to drown and the demons to vanish.

Once a year his grave gave off a fragrant dust that cured the sick.
Died
c.101 at Ephesus (modern Turkey); a church was built over his tomb, which was later converted to a mosque
Name Meaning
God is gracious; gift of God
Patronage
 against burns
 against poison
 art dealers
 Asia Minor
 authors
 bookbinders
 booksellers
 burn victims
 Cleveland, Ohio, diocese of
 compositors
 editors
 Eger, Hungary, archdiocese of
 engravers
 friendships
 lithographers
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, diocese of
 Morra, Netherlands
 painters
 papermakers
 poisoning
 printers
 publishers
 Sundern, Germany
 tanners
 Taos, New Mexico
 theologians
 typesetters
 Umbria, Italy
 writers
 Wroclaw, Poland



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

St. Matthias the Apostle

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/14


Patron Of: Carpenters, Against Alcoholism, Against Smallpox, Tailors, Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana

Memorial
    14 May

Profile
    Apostle. As he could bear witness to the Resurrection of Jesus, he was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Preached the Gospel for more than 30 years in Judea, Cappadocia, Egypt and Ethiopia. Remembered for preaching the need for mortification of the flesh with regard to all its sensual and irregular desires. Martyr.

Died
    stoned to death at Colchis in 80
    some relics in the abatical church of Triers, others in Saint Mary Major in Rome

Name Meaning
    gift of Yahweh (Mattithiah)

Patronage
    against alcoholism
    against smallpox
    carpenters
    Gary, Indiana, diocese of
    Great Falls-Billings, Montana, diocese of
    reformed alcoholics
    tailors



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

St. Peter

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/02


Memorial
    2 June

Profile
    Exorcist in Rome. Noted for his piety. Martyred with Saint Marcellinus in the persecutions of Diocletian. His name is mentioned in the first Eucharistic prayer.

Born
    Roman citizen

Died
    martyred in 304 in the Silva Nigra just outside Rome, Italy
    buried in the Saint Peter and Peter cemetery on the Lavican Road by Lucilla and Firmina
    Constantine built a basilica over their tomb
    relics later taken to Selgenstadt abbey by Einhard, Charlemagne's secretary

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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