THE CATHOLIC FEAST 

25 JANUARY 

THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL 

THE APOSTLE 

PROFILE

Saint Paul, or Saul, as he was called before his conversion, put extreme energy and vigor into everything that he did. Starting out, that vigor went toward the persecution of Christians. 

 

He was so passionate about his persecutions that he asked the high priest to allow him to hunt down and arrest all the Christians in Damascus, and bring them to Jerusalem for punishment. 

 

What happened on the road to Damascus is one of the most legendary stories of the Bible. 

 

On his journey, he was thrown to the ground when he heard a voice asking, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" 

 

The person speaking acknowledged Himself as Jesus of Nazareth, and Paul had a complete conversion.

 

From then on, he used his incredible vigor and zeal to preach the Good News of Jesus and convert believers, not persecute them.


PRAYER

O Lord, today, we celebrate the conversion of Saint Paul, Your chosen vessel for carrying Your name to the whole world.

Help us to make our way towards You by following in his footsteps, and by witnessing to Your truth before the men and women of our day.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

SAINT PAUL, PRAY FOR US.

AMEN!