St. Paul

St. Paul was not one of the twelve disciples but his conversion was the greatest of all. Paul otherwise known as Saul, persecuted all the Christians. He only did this because he truly thought that he was doing the right thing, which he unfortunately was not. Paul was going to Damascus to get rid of more Christians when suddenly he saw a bright light and he fell down. He heard a voice saying, "Saul, Saul why do you persecute me?" Which Paul replied, "What willst thou have me do Lord?" The Lord told him that he was to carry on going to the city and wait a few days, then He would tell Paul what to do. St. Paul as directed was helped to Damascus as he was now blind from that bright light. A holy man there in the city came and gave back the sight to Paul. Many things happened after this, and many people were surprised that Paul was now preaching for the Christians. The ruler at the time was not pleased and many people tried to murder the saint. One time St. Paul was lowered in a basket from one city wall because he was about to be killed. This was only one of the escapes that St. Paul had. He also cured people of many ailments, such as lameness, deafness, and other things. St. Paul was beheaded in the year 65, on the 29th of June. His head is kept in the church of St. John Lateran, and his body lies with St. Peter's, which is half in the Vatican and half in his own church. His feast day is the 29th of June.

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