Friends of the Rosary:
Today, we celebrate the Feast Day of the Conversion of St. Paul. This historical event was a turning point in Christianity: from persecution to expansion.
On his way to Damascus to make new arrests of Christians, Paul he was suddenly converted by a miraculous apparition of Our Lord. From a fierce persecutor, he became the great Apostle of the Gentiles.
His conversion, which took place about five years after our Lord’s death, was due wholly to divine intervention. Paul refers to it frequently in his epistles, always with the deepest emotion and gratitude.
A qualified scholar and Roman citizen from birth, he made three missionary journeys in Asia Minor and southern Europe and wrote at least fourteen Epistles.
He was beheaded in Rome around 66 A.D., and his relics are in the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
St. Paul, Pray for Us!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York