All posts tagged "Apostle"

John the Apostle



Feast Day: December 27 Canonized: Pre-Congregation John is sometimes called “the beloved disciple” or “John the Evangelist.” He was the only one of Jesus’ apostles who did not leave him during his crucifixion and death. In the Gospel Jesus even…

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Andrew the Apostle



Feast Day: November 30 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Andrew was a fisherman. But he was searching for something more important than life on the sea could give him. Like many faithful Jews of his time, Andrew was waiting for God to send…

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Simon and Jude Thaddeus, Apostles



Feast Day (Roman): October 28 Feast Day (Coptic): May 10 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Both Simon and Jude were ordinary men who were chosen by Jesus himself to teach others about God’s love and to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19)….

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Matthew the Apostle



Feast Day: September 21 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Matthew, the Evangelist who wrote the Gospel that appears first in the New Testament, was different from the other Apostles. He was not a popular man. Many people felt that he was unworthy to…

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Bartholomew the Apostle



Feast Day: August 24 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Do you have a good friend who truly knows and loves you? Bartholomew, one of Jesus’ Twelve apostles, discovered that Jesus knew him even before they had met for the first time. The apostle Philip…

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James the Greater



Feast Day: July 25 Canonized: Pre-Congregation James; his brother John, the Evangelist; and Peter were special favorites of the Lord. They had the privilege of witnessing the Transfiguration, when Jesus’ robe and face shined as bright as the sun and…

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Thomas the Apostle



Feast Day: July 3 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Can you imagine an apostle, the closest followers of Christ, having doubts about Jesus? St. Thomas did, and his disbelief helps us to understand how important the gift of faith is. On the evening…

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