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Saturday, November 27, 2010

St. Andrew

November 30 is St. Andrew's Feast Day. He is the patron Saint of Scotland.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with St. Andrew, or for that matter would like a good source of information on the Saints, here is the link from the Catholic Encyclopedia http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01471a.htm together with the link for Scotland http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13613a.htm

The Scottish Saltire is in the shape of the Cross, due to the manner in which St. Andrew was martyred. His relics are in several locations, and in Scotland his shrine is at St. Mary's RC Cathedral in Edinburgh http://www.stmaryscathedral.co.uk/ and the Church website has a good history of his life, death, and his connections to the people and nation of Scotland at http://www.stmaryscathedral.co.uk/standrew.html

If you are a Golfer, you will certainly have heard of St. Andrews Links, found at http://www.standrews.org.uk/ (yes, this is a link to the Links).

St. Andrew's Society of New York is at http://www.standrewsny.org/

The St. Andrew's Pub in New York is at http://www.standrewsnyc.com/, one of the places you will find Scottish-Americans almost any day of the week.

For those of you interested in Scots Gaelic classes who live in the States, the New York Caledonian Club has an active schedule on an ongoing basis, at http://www.nycaledonian.org/studies.php

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