November 10 – Saint Andrew Avellino: Patron Saint against Sudden Death

Saint Andrew Avellino, Patron Saint against Sudden Death, Feast Date:  November 10

Extract from St. Andrew Avellino, Confessor: “St. Andrew Avellino was born at Castro Nuovo, in the kingdom of Naples. To fear God and to avoid sin, were the maxims which his mother, from early childhood, implanted deep into his heart, and which became the rule of his entire life. While he studied at Senise, a lady sought to attract him by several presents which she sent him, but the chaste youth accepted not her gifts, and sent her word saying that she should trouble him no more, and might rest assured that he would rather die than consent to any evil. On another occasion when he was enticed to sin, he fled like the chaste Joseph. To escape similar temptations, he determined to become a priest, and was ordained after he had finished his studies. For some time he devoted himself to the practice of Canon Law in the ecclesiastical courts; until one day, in the heat of his argument, a trivial lie escaped him. Soon after, while reading the holy Scriptures, the words, ” The mouth that lieth, killeth the soul,” came under his eyes, and his repentance was such that, from that moment, he renounced his profession in order to escape from the danger of offending God, and gave himself entirely to the sacred ministry.” See PICTURE of St. Andrew Avellino. PRAY –  ST. ANDREW AVELLINO.

Saint Andrew Avellino, Patron Saint against Sudden Death, Feast Date:  November 10

Extract from: St. Andrew Avellino, Confessor “At school he had the fear of God always before his eyes, and dreaded the very shadow of the least sin. A beautiful complexion exposed his chastity to several snares and dangers; which he escaped by assiduous prayer, mortification, watchfulness over himself, and care in shunning all dangerous company. . . .  After mature deliberation he took the ecclesiastical tonsure, and was sent to Naples to study the civil and canon law. Being there promoted to the degree of doctor in laws, and to the dignity of the priesthood, he began to plead such causes in the ecclesiastical court, as the canons allow clergymen to undertake. This employment, however, engrossed his thoughts, too much dissipated his mind, and insensibly weakened his affection for holy meditation and prayer. A fault into which he fell opened his eyes, and made him see the precipice which lay before him. Once in pleading a cause, in a matter indeed which was of no weight, a lie escaped him; for which, upon reading these words of holy scripture, The mouth that lieth killeth the soul, he was struck with so great remorse and deep compunction . . . his whole conduct was a model of perfect virtue. . . . .”  See picture of St. Andrew Avellino. See also:  Andrew Avellino (Multilingual), Saint Andrew Avellino (En), San Andrés Avelino (Sp), Sant’Andrea Avellino, Sacerdote (It), 10 novembre. Saint André Avellin de Castronuovo, clerc régulier théatin. 1608 (Fr), SWIETY ANDRZEJ AVELLINO.pdf (Po). PRAYER to St. Andrew Avellino (En).

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Andrew Avellion on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Hot Air Balloon Crash in New Zealand (January 7, 2012) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: January 16 – January 29, 2012.

Suicide Bombing in Ossetia (September 9, 2010) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: September 13-September 26, 2010.

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