Please fast and pray every Thursday for the renewal of the Catholic Church in America. Please note: The Cybersociety will fast on Fridays beginning January 2013, in accordance with ancient custom.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Feast of Saint Andrew



 “One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him, "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are they among so many?"  --John 6:8-9.


St. Augustine says the five loaves represent the five books of the Torah; the two fish represent the dual offices of Jesus originating in the Old Testament, namely, Priest and King. He feeds the multitudes, for as Priest he intercedes with the Father, who is the source of all good; he does so miraculously, because he is King and all power has been given to him.


The Solemnity of Christ the King was last Sunday, November 25th. The feast of St. Andrew is November 30th.

 

 

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