Book of Saints – Gamaliel

detail of a statue of Gamaliel, date and artist unknown; tombs of the Abbey of Sainte-Croix Quimperlé, France; photographed on 1 July 2012 by GO69; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) (August 3) (1st century) The famous Jewish Doctor of the Law (Rabban, Rabboni) at whose feet Saint Paul was brought up (Acts 22:3), and whose wise counsel to the Sanhedrin (Acts Virgin 34-39) led to the Apostles being dismissed when the High Priest and Council “thought to put them to death.” The tradition is that Gamaliel was converted to Christianity even before Saint Paul, and that he buried Saint Stephen in his own estate, he himself with Saint Nicodemus sharing afterwards the tomb with the Proto-Martyr. Their remains were miraculously recovered in a.d. 415; and the Church commemorates liturgically the event on August 3.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Gamaliel”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 August 2016. Web. 20 September 2021. <>