Saint Timothy

illustration of the martyrdom of Saint Timothy, from 'Pictorial Lives of the Saints', 1892Also known as

  • Timotheus



His father was a Greek gentile, his mother Eunice was Jewish. Converted to Christianity by Saint Paul the Apostle around the year 47, he became a partner, assistant and close friend of Paul. Missionary. Head of the Church in Ephesus. Recipient of two canonical letters from Saint Paul. Martyred for opposing the worship of Dionysius.





Dear Saint, well known for your gentleness, you were a most faithful disciple of Saint Paul, and like him traveled much to bring the Good News to all people. The Letters Paul wrote to you reveal your zeal and inspire us with confidence in you. You too were cast into prison and you too gave your life for Christ. So with confidence we dare to ask, please obtain relief for {name of sufferer}, if it be God’s will. Amen.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Timothy“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 October 2021. Web. 18 January 2022. <>