ST. ANDREW DEACON, C.
HE was a Scottish or Irish gentleman, who in youth
attended St. Donatus his countryman into Tuscany, that they might
serve God unknown in holy retirement. Saint Donatus was chosen bishop
of Fiesoli in Tuscany; and he ordained St. Andrew deacon; in which
ministry he served that church in eminent sanctity. He died about the
year 880, is honored with singular devotion in that country, and is
named in several Martyrologies. See his life with Cuper’s
comments in the Bollandists on the 22d of August, p. 539; also
Colgan, Act SS. Hib. p. 237.