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St Paul

Our wonderful St Paul's Eddie's Angels leading a Saint Worship. 

Welcome to our page all about St. Paul. Scroll down to learn all about who St. Paul was and some interesting facts about him. Don't forget to click on our photo gallery on the right to have a look at some pictures of our Saint Worship sessions. 

          

St. Paul the Apostle icon by Theophilia           Portrait of St. Paul of Tarsus or Saint Paul the Apostle.(by Giuseppe Franchie)                                                                 

Christ Jesus, help us to be faithful to you, like St. Paul. Inspire us to show that faith in all that we do. Amen.

Who was St. Paul?

After Jesus Christ, Saint Paul is often considered the most important person in the history of Christianity. He was one of the leaders of the first Christians. Paul's life and his writings make up 13 of the 27 books of the New Testament in the Bible. St. Paul was originally known as Saul, however he experienced a powerful vision that caused him to convert to Christianity while on the road to Damascus. He was then baptised and took the name Paul.

When is the feast day of St. Paul

St. Paul's feast day is on June 29th when he is honoured with Saint Peter, although he is also honoured on other days throughout the year: January 25th, for his conversion, February 16th, for his shipwreck, and November 18th, for the dedication of his Basilica.

Prayer for the feast of the conversion of St. Paul;

O God, who taught the whole world through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Paul, draw us, we pray, nearer to you through the example of him whose conversion we celebrate today, and so make us witnesses to your truth in the world. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

What is St. Paul the Patron Saint of?

St. Paul is the patron saint of missionaries, evangelists, writers, journalists, authors, public workers, rope and saddle makers, and tent makers.