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This book contains the New Testament stories of Joseph, John the Baptist, Jesus, Peter, John, James the Greater, James the Lesser, Matthew, Jude, Judas, Stephen, Paul, Philip, Mark, and Luke.


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St. James The Greater

St. James The Greater Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 07/25
Tridentine Calendar - 08/05


Patron Of: Apothecaries, Arthritis, Blacksmiths, Canada, Chile, Druggists, Germany, Laborers, Pharmacists, Philippines, Pilgrims, Rheumatism, Soldiers, Tanners, Veterinarians

Profile
Son of Zebedee and Salome, brother of Saint John the Apostle, and may have been Jesus' cousin. He is called "the Greater" simply because he became an Apostle before Saint James the Lesser. Apparent disciple of Saint John the Baptist. Fisherman. He left everything when Christ called him to be a fisher of men. Was present during most of the recorded miracles of Christ. Preached in Samaria, Judea, and Spain. First Apostle to be martyred.

The pilgrimage to his relics in Compostela became such a popular devotion that the symbols of pilgrims have become his emblems, and he became patron of pilgrims. His work in Spain, and the housing of his relics there, led to his patronage of the country and all things Spanish; for centuries, the Spanish army rode to battle with the cry "Santiago!" ("Saint James!")

Like all men of renown, many stories grew up around James. In one, he brought back to life a boy who had been unjustly hanged, and had been dead for five weeks. The boy's father was notified of the miracle while he sat at supper. The father pronounced the story nonsense, and said his son was no more alive than the roasted fowl on the table; the cooked bird promptly sat up, sprouted feathers, and flew away.

Died
44 at Jerusalem; stabbed with a sword by King Herod Agrippa; legend says his body was taken by angels, and sailed in a rudderless, unattended boat to Spain where a massive rock closed around it; relics at Compostela, Spain



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St. James the Lesser

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/03


Patron Of: Hatmakers, Milliners, Monterotondo, Italy, Nemi, Italy, Apothecaries, Druggists, Dying People, Hatters, Pharmacists, Uruguay

Also known as
    Jacobus Minor
    James the Younger
    James the Just
    James, son of Alphæus

Memorial
    3 May

Profile
    Apostle. Cousin of Jesus. Brother of Saint Jude Thaddeus. One of the first to have visions of the risen Christ. First Bishop of Jerusalem.

    Having been beaten to death, a club almost immediately became his symbol. This led to his patronage of fullers and pharmacists, both of whom use clubs in their professions.

    Like all men of renown, large stories grew up around James. He is reported to have spent so much time in prayer that his knees thickened, and looked like a camel's. Soon after the Crucifixion, James said he would fast until Christ returned; the resurrected Jesus appeared to him, and fixed a meal Himself.

Died
    martyred c.62 at Jerusalem by being thrown from a pinnacle of the Temple, then stoned and beaten with clubs, including fuller's mallets, while praying for his attackers

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Patronage
    apothecaries
    druggists
    dying people
    Frascati, Italy
    fullers
    hatmakers
    hatters
    milliners
    Monterotondo, Italy
    Nemi, Italy
    pharmacists
    Uruguay



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St. John the Apostle

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/27


Patron Of: Booksellers

 Apostle of Charity
 Beloved Apostle
 Beloved Disciple
 Giovanni Evangelista
 John the Divine
 John the Evangelist
Memorial
 27 December (Roman Catholic)
 8 May (Greek Orthodox)
 6 May (before the Latin gate)
Profile
Son of Zebedee and Salome. Fisherman. Brother of Saint James the Great, and called one of the Sons of Thunder. Disciple of Saint John the Baptist. Friend of Saint Peter the Apostle. Called by Jesus during the first year of His ministry, and traveled everywhere with Him, becoming so close as to be known as the beloved disciple. Took part in the Last Supper. The only one of the Twelve not to forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion, standing at the foot of the cross. Made guardian of Our Lady by Jesus, he took her into his home. Upon hearing of the Resurrection, he was the first to reach the tomb; when he met the risen Lord at the lake of Tiberias, he was the first to recognize Him.

During the era of the new Church, he worked in Jerusalem and at Ephesus. During Jesus' ministry, he tried to block a Samaritan from their group, but Jesus explained the open nature of the new Way, and he worked on that principle to found churches in Asia Minor and baptizing converts in Samaria. Imprisoned with Peter for preaching after Pentecost. Wrote the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and possibly the Book of Revelation. Survived all his fellow apostles.

Traditional stories:

Emperor Dometian had him brought to Rome, beaten, poisoned, and thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil, but he stepped out unharmed and was banished to Patmos instead.

When John was en route to preach in Asia, his ship was wrecked in a storm; all but John were cast ashore. John was assumed dead, but 2 weeks later the waves cast him ashore alive at the feet of his disciple Prochoros.

When John denounced idol worship as demonic, followers of Artemis stoned him; the rocks turned and hit the throwers.

He prayed in a temple of Artemis; fire from heaven killed 200 men who worshipped the idol. When the remaining group begged for mercy, he raised the 200 from the dead; they all converted and were baptized.

Drove out a demon who had lived in a pagan temple for 249 years.

Aboard ship, he purified vessels of sea water for drinking.

Ceonops, a magician, pretended to bring three dead people come to life; the "people" were actually demons who mimicked people so the magician could turn people away from Christ. Through prayer, John caused the magician to drown and the demons to vanish.

Once a year his grave gave off a fragrant dust that cured the sick.
Died
c.101 at Ephesus (modern Turkey); a church was built over his tomb, which was later converted to a mosque
Name Meaning
God is gracious; gift of God
Patronage
 against burns
 against poison
 art dealers
 Asia Minor
 authors
 bookbinders
 booksellers
 burn victims
 Cleveland, Ohio, diocese of
 compositors
 editors
 Eger, Hungary, archdiocese of
 engravers
 friendships
 lithographers
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, diocese of
 Morra, Netherlands
 painters
 papermakers
 poisoning
 printers
 publishers
 Sundern, Germany
 tanners
 Taos, New Mexico
 theologians
 typesetters
 Umbria, Italy
 writers
 Wroclaw, Poland



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St. John the Baptist

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/24


Patron Of: Baptism, Monastic Life, Against Epilepsy, Converts, Epilepsy

Also known as
    Joannes Baptista
    John the Baptizer
    John the Forerunner
    Juan Bautista

Memorial
    24 June (birth)
    29 August (death)

Profile
    Cousin of Jesus Christ. Son of Zachary, a priest of the order of Abia whose job in the temple was to burn incense; and of Elizabeth, a descendent of Aaron. As Zachary was ministering in the Temple, an angel brought him news that Elizabeth would bear a child filled with the Holy Spirit from the moment of his birth. Zachary doubted and was struck dumb until John's birth.

    Prophet. Began his ministry around age 27, wearing a leather belt and a tunic of camel hair, living off locusts and wild honey, and preaching a message of repentance to the people of Jerusalem. He converted many, and prepared the way for the coming of Jesus. Baptized Christ, after which he stepped away and told his disciples to follow Jesus.

    Imprisoned by King Herod. He died a victim of the vengeance of a jealous woman; he was beheaded, and his head brought to her on a platter. Saint Jerome says Herodias kept the head for a long time after, occassionally stabbing the tongue with his dagger.

Died
    beheaded c.30 at Machaerus; buried at Sebaste, Samaria; relics in Saint Sylvester's church, Rome, Italy, and at Amiens, France

Name Meaning
    God is gracious; gift of God (John)

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Patronage
    against convulsions
    against epilepsy
    against hail
    against hailstorms
    against spasms
    Albera Ligure, Italy
    Alice bel Colle, Italy
    Badiangan, Philippines
    baptism
    bird dealers
    Bistagno, Italy
    Bonavigo, Italy
    Borgia, Italy
    Brenzone, Italy
    Camerano, Italy
    Campobello di Licata, Italy
    Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
    Cenadi, Catanzaro, Italy
    Charleston, South Carolina, diocese of
    Ciutadella, Menorca, Spain
    Colletorto, Italy
    converts
    convulsive children
    Cortale, Italy
    cutters
    Dagupan City, Philippines
    Dodge City, Kansas, diocese of
    epileptics
    Fabriano, Italy
    farriers
    French Canadians
    Fürstenberg, Germany
    Garbagna, Italy
    Genoa, Italy, archdiocese of
    Genoa, Italy, city of
    Gizzeria, Italy
    Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Italy
    Igbaras, Iloilo, Philippines
    Jordan
    Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
    Knights Hospitaller
    Knights of Malta
    lambs
    Leioa, Spain
    Macau, China
    Maltese Knights
    monastic life
    Monte San Giovanni Campano, Italy
    Monza, Italy
    motorways
    Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Paterson, New Jersey, diocese of
    Penzance, Cornwall, England
    Portland, Maine, diocese of
    Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy
    printers
    Puerto Rico
    Quebec, Canada
    Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
    Saint-Jean-le-Blanc, Loiret, France
    San Juan Indian Pueblo
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico
    San Juan Cosala, Mexico
    San Juan Tecomatlan, Mexico
    Sassano, Italy
    Savannah, Georgia, diocese of
    tailors
    Teising, Germany
    Torino, Italy
    Umbria, Italy
    Xewkija, Gozo, Malta
    Wenden, Germany
    Wenings, Germany
    Wroclaw, Poland



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St. John The Evangelist

St. John The Evangelist Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/27
Tridentine Calendar - 5/6


Patron Of: Art Dealers, Asia Minor, Authors, Bookbinders, Booksellers, Compositors, Editors, Engravers, Lithographers, Painters, Paper Makers, Papermakers, Poisoning, Publishers, Theologians, Typesetters, Writers

Also known as
    Apostle of Charity; Beloved Apostle; Beloved Disciple; Giovanni Evangelista; John the Divine; John the Evangelist
 
Profile
    Son of Zebedee and Salome. Fisherman. Brother of Saint James the Great, and called one of the Sons of Thunder. Disciple of Saint John the Baptist. Friend of Saint Peter the Apostle. Called by Jesus during the first year of His ministry, and traveled everywhere with Him, becoming so close as to be known as the beloved disciple. Took part in the Last Supper. The only one of the Twelve not to forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion, standing at the foot of the cross. Made guardian of Our Lady by Jesus, he took her into his home. Upon hearing of the Resurrection, he was the first to reach the tomb; when he met the risen Lord at the lake of Tiberias, he was the first to recognize Him.

    During the era of the new Church, he worked in Jerusalem and at Ephesus. During Jesus' ministry, he tried to block a Samaritan from their group, but Jesus explained the open nature of the new Way, and he worked on that principle to found churches in Asia Minor and baptizing converts in Samaria. Imprisoned with Peter for preaching after Pentecost. Wrote the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and possibly the Book of Revelation. Survived all his fellow apostles.

    Traditional stories:

        * Emperor Dometian had him brought to Rome, beaten, poisoned, and thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil, but he stepped out unharmed and was banished to Patmos instead.

        * When John was en route to preach in Asia, his ship was wrecked in a storm; all but John were cast ashore. John was assumed dead, but 2 weeks later the waves cast him ashore alive at the feet of his disciple Prochoros.

        * When John denounced idol worship as demonic, followers of Artemis stoned him; the rocks turned and hit the throwers.

        * He prayed in a temple of Artemis; fire from heaven killed 200 men who worshipped the idol. When the remaining group begged for mercy, he raised the 200 from the dead; they all converted and were baptized.

        * Drove out a demon who had lived in a pagan temple for 249 years.

        * Aboard ship, he purified vessels of sea water for drinking.

        * Ceonops, a magician, pretended to bring three dead people come to life; the "people" were actually demons who mimicked people so the magician could turn people away from Christ. Through prayer, John caused the magician to drown and the demons to vanish.

        * Once a year his grave gave off a fragrant dust that cured the sick.


Died
    c.101 at Ephesus (modern Turkey); a church was built over his tomb, which was later converted to a mosque



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St. Joseph

St. Joseph Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/19


Patron Of: Belgium, Carpenters, Confectioners, Doubt, Dying, Engineers, Families, Happy Death, Hesitation, Married Couples, Peru, Pioneers, Universal Church, Workers

Also known as

    * Joseph the Betrothed
    * Joseph the Worker

Memorial

    * 19 March
    * 1 May (Joseph the Worker)

Profile

    Descendant of the house of David. Layman. Builder by trade; traditionally a carpenter, but may have been a stone worker. Earthly spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Foster and adoptive father of Jesus Christ. Visionary who was visited by angels. Noted for his willingness to immediately get up and do what God told him to do.

Died

    * 1st century, prior to the Passion, of natural causes

Name Meaning

    * whom the Lord adds (Joseph)

Patronage

    * against doubt
    * against hesitation
    * bursars
    * cabinetmakers
    * Candian Armed Forces (in 1941)
    * carpenters
    * Catholic Church (1847 by Blessed Pope Pius IX)
    * civil engineers
    * confectioners
    * craftsmen
    * dying people
    * emigrants
    * expectant mothers
    * families
    * fathers
    * happy death
    * holy death
    * house hunters
    * immigrants
    * interior souls
    * laborers
    * married people
    * Oblates of Saint Joseph
    * people in doubt
    * people who fight Communism
    * pioneers
    * pregnant women
    * protection of the Church
    * social justice
    * travellers
    * unborn children
    * Universal Church (1847 by Blessed Pope Pius IX)
    * Vatican II
    * wheelwrights
    * workers
    * working people
    * Americas
    * Austria
    * Belgium
    * Bohemia
    * Canada
    * China
    * Croatian people (in 1687 by decree of the Croatian parliment)
    * Korea
    * Mexico
    * New France
    * New World
    * Peru
    * Viet Nam
    * Anchorage, Alaska, archdiocese of
    * Balanga, Philippines, diocese of
    * Bangued, Philippines, diocese of
    * Baton Rouge, Louisiana, diocese of
    * Biloxi, Mississippi, diocese of
    * Buffalo, New York, diocese of
    * Butuan, Philippines, diocese of
    * Cheyenne, Wyoming, diocese of
    * Cologne, Germany, archdiocese of
    * Daet, Philippines, diocese of
    * Edmonton, Alberta, diocese of
    * Gatineau, Québec, archdiocese of
    * Hartford, Connecticut, archdiocese of
    * Itanagar, India, diocese of
    * La Crosse, Wisconsin, diocese of
    * Libmanan, Philippines, diocese of
    * Louisville, Kentucky, archdiocese of
    * Lubango, Angola, archdiocese of
    * MacKenzie – Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, diocese of
    * Manchester, New Hampshire, diocese of
    * Mangalore, India, diocese of
    * Menevia, Wales, diocese of
    * Nashville, Tennessee, diocese of
    * Osnabrück, Germany, diocese of
    * Ottawa, Ontario, archdiocese of
    * Rarotonga, Cook Islands, diocese of
    * Romblon, Philippines, diocese of
    * Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, diocese of
    * San Jose, California, diocese of
    * San Jose, Mindoro, Philippines, apostolic vicariate of
    * San Jose, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, diocese of
    * Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, diocese of
    * Sioux Falls, South Dakota, diocese of
    * Tagbilaran, Philippines, diocese of
    * Virac, Philippines, diocese of
    * Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, diocese of
    * Whitehorse, Yukon Territories, diocese of
    * Winnipeg, Manitoba, archdiocese of
    * Birkirkara, Malta
    * Carinthia, Austria
    * Castelplanio, Ancona, Italy
    * Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
    * Florence, Italy
    * Fonte Nuova, Italy
    * Kalkara, Malta
    * La Spezia, Italy
    * Ladispoli, Italy
    * Laguna Indian Pueblo
    * Msida, Malta
    * Orvieto, Italy
    * Qala, Gozo, Malta
    * Querceta, Italy
    * Radazzo, Sicily, Italy
    * Santa Marinella, Italy
    * Sicily, Italy
    * Spadafora, Sicily, Italy
    * Styria, Austria
    * Turin, Italy
    * Tyrol, Austria

Representation

    * bible
    * branch
    * carpenter‘s square
    * carpenter‘s tools
    * chalice
    * cross
    * hand tools
    * infant Jesus
    * ladder
    * lamb
    * lily
    * monstrance
    * old man holding a lily and a carpenter‘s tool such as a square
    * old man holding the infant Jesus
    * plane
    * rod

 



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St. Jude

St. Jude Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 06/19
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/28
Tridentine Calendar - 10/28


Patron Of: Desperation, Hopeless Cases, Impossible Situations

Profile
    Son of Cleophas, who died a martyr, and Mary who stood at the foot of the Cross, and who anointed Christ's body after death. Brother of Saint James the Lesser. Nephew of Mary and Joseph; blood relative of Jesus Christ, and reported to look a lot like him. May have been a fisherman. Apostle.

    Writer of canonical letter. Preached in Syria, Mesopotamia, and Persia with Saint Simon. Healer. Exorcist. Could exorcise pagan idols, which caused the demons to flee and the statues to crumble.

    His patronage of lost or impossible causes traditionally derives from confusion by many early Christians between Jude and Judas; not understanding the difference between the names, they never prayed for Jude's help, and devotion to him became something of a lost cause.

Died
    beaten to death with a club, then beheaded post-mortem in 1st century Persia; relics at Saint Peter's, Rome, at Rheims, and at Toulouse, France

Name Meaning
    sweetness or gentleness of character (Thaddeus)

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St. Luke

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/18


Patron Of: Artists, Bachelors, Bookbinders, Brewers, Butchers, Doctors, Glass Industry, Goldsmiths, Jewelers, Lace Makers, Notaries, Painters, Physicians, Sculptors, Surgeons

Profile
Born to pagan Greek parents, and possibly a slave. One of the earliest converts. Physician, studying in Antioch and Tarsus. Probably travelled as a ship's doctor; many charitable societies of physicians are named for him. Legend has that he was also a painter who may have done portraits of Jesus and Mary, but none have ever been correctly or definitively attributed to him; this story, and the inspiration his Gospel has always given artists, led to his patronage of them. He met Saint Paul at Troas, and evangelized Greece and Rome with him, being there for the shipwreck and other perils of the voyage to Rome, and stayed in Rome for Paul's two years of in prison. Wrote the Gospel According to Luke, much of which was based on the teachings and writings of Paul, interviews with early Christians, and his own experiences. Wrote a history of the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles. Martyr.
Born
at Antioch
Died
c.74 in Greece; some stories say he was martyred, others not; relics at Padua, Italy


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St. Mark

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/25
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/18


Patron Of: Philippines, Prisoners, Stained Glass Workers, Barristers, Captives, Glaziers, Imprisoned, Lawyers, Notaries

Profile
Believed to be the young man who ran away when Jesus was arrested (Mark 14:51-52), and the "John whose other name was Mark" (Acts 12:25). Disciple of Saint Peter who travelled with him to Rome, and was referred to as "my son Mark" by the first Pope. Author of the earliest canonical Gospel. Travelled with his cousin Saint Barnabas, and with Saint Paul through Cyprus. Evangelized in Alexandria, established the Church there, and founded the first famous Christian school.
Died
martyred 25 April 68 at Alexandria; relics at Venice, Italy


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St. Paul the Apostle

St. Paul the Apostle Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 06/29
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/29
Tridentine Calendar - 06/29


Patron Of: Against Snakes, Authors, Hospital Public Relations, Journalists, Poisonous Snakes, Press, Publishers, Rome, Rope Makers, Snake Bite, Travel, Writers

Memorial
    25 January (celebration of his conversion)
    29 June (celebration of Saints Peter and Paul co-founders of the Church of Rome)
    18 November (feast of the dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter and of St. Paul)
Profile
    Saul was a Jewish Talmudic student. Pharisee. Tent-maker by trade. Saul the Jew hated and persecuted Christians as heretical, even assisting at the stoning of Saint Stephen the First Martyr. On his way to Damascus to arrest another group of them, he was knocked off his horse and to the ground, struck blind by a heavenly light, and given the message that in persecuting Christians, he was persecuting Christ. The experience had a profound spiritual effect on him, causing his conversion to Christianity. He was baptized, changed his name to Paul to reflect his new persona, and began travelling, preaacing and writing. Author of much of the New Testament of the Sacred Scriptures and is often called the 13th Apostle. He was martyred by the sword in Rome.
Born
    c.3 as Saul at Tarsus, Cilicia (modern Turkey)
Died
    A martyr, beheaded c.65 at Rome, Italy
Patronage
    against snakes; authors; Bath Abbey; Bath, England; Catholic Action; Cursillo movement; diocese of Birmingham, Alabama; diocese of Calbayog, Philippines; diocese of Covington, Kentucky; evangelists; hailstorms; hospital public relations; journalists; Kavala, Greece; diocese of Las Vegas, Nevada; lay people; Malta; diocese of Maralal, Kenya; missionary bishops; Münster, Germany; musicians; Naumburg, Germany; newspaper editorial staff; archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; poisonous snakes; Poznan Poland; diocese of Providence, Rhode Island; public relations personnel; public relations work; publishers; reporters; Rome; rope braiders; rope makers; saddlemakers; saddlers; snake bites; tent makers; Umbria, Italy; diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts; writers
 



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St. Peter

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/02


Memorial
    2 June

Profile
    Exorcist in Rome. Noted for his piety. Martyred with Saint Marcellinus in the persecutions of Diocletian. His name is mentioned in the first Eucharistic prayer.

Born
    Roman citizen

Died
    martyred in 304 in the Silva Nigra just outside Rome, Italy
    buried in the Saint Peter and Peter cemetery on the Lavican Road by Lucilla and Firmina
    Constantine built a basilica over their tomb
    relics later taken to Selgenstadt abbey by Einhard, Charlemagne's secretary

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



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St. Peter the Apostle

St. Peter the Apostle Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/29


Patron Of: Against Fenzy, Bakers, Bridge Builders, Butchers, Clock Makers, Fever, Fishermen, Foot Trouble, Frenzy, Long Life, Masons, Net Makers, Papacy, Rome, Ship Builders, Shipwrights, Shoemakers, Stationers, Stone Masons, Watch Makers, Wolves

Also known as

    * Cephas
    * First Pope
    * Keipha
    * Kepha
    * Pre-eminent Apostle
    * Prince of the Apostles
    * Shimon Bar-Yonah
    * Shimon Ben-Yonah
    * Simeon
    * Simon
    * Simon bar Jonah
    * Simon ben Jonah
    * Simon Peter

Memorial

    * 29 June (feast of Peter and Paul)
    * 22 February (feast of the Chair of Peter, emblematic of the world unity of the Church)
    * 1 August (Saint Peter in Chains)
    * 18 November (feast of the dedication of the Basilicas of Peter and Paul)

Profile

    Professional fisherman. Brother of Saint Andrew the Apostle, the man who led him to Christ. Apostle. Renamed “Peter” (rock) by Jesus to indicate that Peter would be the rock-like foundation on which the Church would be built. Bishop. First Pope. Miracle worker.

Born

    * c.1 in Bethsaida as Simon

Died

    * martyred c.64 in Rome, Italy
    * crucified head downward because he claimed he was not worthy to die in the same manner as Christ

Canonized

    * Pre-Congregation

Name Meaning

    * rock

Patronage

    * against feet problems
    * against fever
    * against foot problems
    * against frenzy
    * bakers
    * bridge builders
    * butchers
    * clock makers
    * cobblers
    * fishermen
    * harvesters
    * locksmiths
    * longevity
    * masons
    * net makers
    * papacy
    * popes
    * ship builders
    * shipwrights
    * shoemakers
    * stone masons
    * Universal Church
    * watch makers
    * Berlin, Germany, archdiocse of
    * Calbayog, Philippines, diocese of
    * Davao, Philippines, archdiocese of
    * Jackson, Mississippi, diocese of
    * Las Vegas, Nevada, diocese of
    * Maralal, Kenya, diocese of
    * Marquette, Michigan, diocese of
    * Peterborough, Ontario, diocese of
    * Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, archdiocese of
    * Providence, Rhode Island, diocese of
    * Scranton, Pennsylvania, diocese of
    * Trois-Rivières, Québec, diocese of
    * Affi, Italy
    * Agordo, Italy
    * Belvedere Ostrense, Italy
    * Birzebbuga, Malta
    * Bremen, Germany
    * Capolona, Italy
    * Capriata d’Orba, Italy
    * Castelletto d’Orba, Piedmont, Italy
    * Chartres, France
    * Chatillon, Aosta, Italy
    * Cluny, France
    * Cologne, Germany
    * Exeter College, Oxford, England
    * Dunajská Streda, Slovakia
    * Gabiano, Italy
    * Imér, Italy
    * Köpenick, Germany
    * Lanuvio, Italy
    * Lessines, Belgium
    * Leuven, Belgium
    * London, England
    * Mdina, Malta
    * Moissac, France
    * Montpellier, France
    * Morbegno, Italy
    * Nadur, Gozo, Malta
    * Namibe, Angola, diocese of
    * Naumburg, Germany
    * Obersmarsberg, Germany
    * Pogliano Milanese, Italy
    * Poznan, Poland
    * Regensburg, Germany
    * Rome, Italy
    * Saint Petersburg, Russia
    * Sint Pieters Rode, Belgium
    * Tagliacozzo, Italy
    * Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
    * Umbria, Italy
    * Vaglia, Italy
    * Worms, Germany
    * Bath Abbey
    * Berchtesgaden Abbey
    * Corbie Abbey

Representation

    * book
    * cock or rooster
    * reversed cross
    * keys of Heaven
    * keys
    * pallium
    * papal vestments
    * Apostle holding a book
    * Apostle holding a scroll
    * bald man, often with a fringe of hair on the sides and a tuft on top
    * man crucified head downwards
    * man holding a key or keys
    * man robed as a pope and bearing keys and a double-barred cross

 



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St. Philip the Apostle

St. Philip the Apostle Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 11/14
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/03
Tridentine Calendar - 05/01


Patron Of: Hatters, Luxembourg, Pastry Chefs, Uruguay

Memorial
    3 May (Roman calendar) (formerly 1 May); 14 November (Greek calendar)
Profile
    Disciple of Saint John the Baptist. Apostle. Brought Saint Nathanael to Christ. Confidant of Jesus. Little is known about him, but scriptural episodes give the impression of a shy, naive, practical individual. Preached in Greece and Asia Minor. Martyr.
Born
    at Bethsaida, Palestine
Died
    martyred c.80 at Hierapolis, Phrygia
Name Meaning
    lover of horses (Philip)
Canonized
    Pre-Congregation
Patronage
    hatters; Luxembourg; pastry chefs; San Felipe Indian Pueblo; Uruguay
Prayers
    Prayer to...
Representation
    elderly bearded man holding a basket of loaves and a cross which is often t-shaped elderly man casting a devil from the idol of Mars; elderly man crucified on a tall cross; elderly man holding loaves and fishes; elderly man with a dragon nearby; elderly man with a loaf and book; elderly man with a snake nearby; loaves of bread; man baptizing the Ethiopian eunuch; man holding a book or scroll reading descendit ad inferna; tall cross; with Saint Andrew


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St. Stephen

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/26


Patron Of: Austria, Bricklayers, Casket Makers, Deacons, Germany, Headaches, Horses, Masons, Stone Masons, Stone Workers

Profile
First Christian Martyr. Deacon. Preacher. All we know of him is related in the Acts of the Apostles. While preaching the Gospel in the streets, angry Jews who believed his message to be blasphemy dragged him outside the city, and stoned him to death. In the crowd, on the side of the mob, was a man who would later be known as Saint Paul.
Born
unknown
Died
stoned to death c.33


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