Saint Andrew

Saint Andrew Biography

Saint (d. c. 70)
One of the Twelve Apostles, Saint Andrew is the Catholic patron saint of fisherman who founded the Church of Byzantium. He was a disciple of John the Baptist.


Saint Andrew’s birthdate and place of birth are unknown. During his lifetime, he became a disciple of John the Baptist, one of the Twelve Apostles, and the first of Christ’s disciples. Saint Andrew and his brother Peter are recorded in the New Testament as having been declared “fishers of men” by Jesus after he asked them to cast their nets. Saint Andrew was crucified circa 70 in Patras, Achaia, Greece.

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