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By Jimmy Akin, EWTN News, November 27, 2013

Jimmy Akin Jimmy was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant, but at age 20 experienced a profound conversion to Christ.  …


Jimmy AkinSt. Andrew was one of Jesus’ closest disciples, but many people know little about him.

The feast of St. Andrew is November 30th.

Here are 11 things to know and share . . .

1) Who was St. Andrew?

He was the brother of St. Peter, who was also known as Simon bar-Jonah.

He and Andrew shared the same father, so the latter would have been known as Andrew bar-Jonah.

Andrew is regularly mentioned after Simon Peter, which suggests that he was Peter’s younger brother.

Like his brother Peter, and their partners James and John, Andrew was initially a fisherman on the Sea of Galilee.  …

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