Book of Saints – Paul the Apostle

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Paul the Apostle, date and artist unknown; parish church of Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, Pfaffenhoffen, Bas-Rhin, France; photographed on 20 March 2016 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) (June 30) (1st century) The New Testament puts Saint Paul vividly before us. We have his part in the Stoning of Saint Stephen; his miraculous conversion; his Apostleship of the Gentiles; his travels; the hardships and persecutions he underwent; and his arrival in Rome. The narrative is from the inspired pen of Saint Luke, the Apostle’s companion and friend, and is told in the Acts of the Apostles. In Rome, Saint Paul worked for Christ and spread the Christian Faith till A.D. 67, when, on the same day as Saint Peter, he gained the crown of martyrdom. He was beheaded outside the walls of Rome on the Ostian Way. His tomb has ever since been the resort of pilgrims, and a magnificent Basilica covers his shrine. What Saint Paul was as a Saint is best gathered from his fourteen Epistles, which form no inconsiderable part of the text of the New Testament.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Paul the Apostle”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 June 2016. Web. 21 January 2019. <>