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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