Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle and “Fratelli Tutti” 🚵 Pilgrimage #53

The Lord is the King of apostles: come, let us adore him.

St Andrew the Apostle

He was born in Bethsaida, in Galilee, and worked as a fisherman. He may have been a disciple of St John the Baptist. He became one of the first to follow Jesus and introduced his brother, Simon Peter, to him. As one of the twelve Apostles he was widely venerated in ancient times, and became patron saint of Scotland because according to legend some of his bones were brought there and buried at the place where the town of St Andrew’s now stands.




53. On today’s  🚵‍♀️ pilgrimage the question for contemplation is,  “Why do I give into ‘the slumber of indifference‘ and forget that ‘there is no worse form of alienation than to feel uprooted, belonging to no one'”???

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass with new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 29, 2020. (CNS photo/Gregorio Borgia, Reuters pool)

On today’s bicycle pilgrimage, I pray to hear the wisdom to the simple that “only to the extent that” I “can foster a sense of belonging among” others, “create bonds of integration between generations and different communities, and avoid all that makes” me “insensitive to others and leads to further alienation”,[50] will I come after the LORD, who will make me, as He did St. Andrew, a fisher of men, and then the “…land will be fruitful, and its people bear fruit and give birth to the future, !!!


What has happened in the Cathedral is unconscionable.

Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, A Reflection on Christian Life, August 28, 2019

 “you will no longer be a pastor close to your people. You will think of yourself only as ‘His …’ If you feel that, you are off the path.”

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 28, 2020
Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington wears a protective mask as he attends a consistory led by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 28, 2020. Cardinal Gregory was among 13 new cardinals created by the pope. (CNS photo/Fabio Frustaci, Reuters pool)

Scriptures for Today

But I ask, did they not hear?

ROM 10:18

R. (10)  The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.


R. (John 6:63)  Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

…giving wisdom to the simple.

PS 19:8

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Come after me, says the Lord,

and I will make you fishers of men.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

MT 4:19

“…and his brother Andrew… 

MT 4:18

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