Learn about the Twelve Apostles

  • Witnesses to the Resurrection: St Philip the Apostle

    Name: St Philip the Apostle Feast Day: May 3 Death: Hierapolis, 1st century AD. Crucified and stoned to death. Shrine: Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles, Rome Patron: Pastry Chefs, Hatters, Uruguay, Cape Verde, Frascati Life and Scripture: St Philip was from Bethsaida in Galilee, on the East Bank...
  • Witnesses to the Resurrection: St Thomas

    Name: St Thomas Feast Day: July 3 Patronage: Architects, Builders, Cooks, women seeking a husband. Death: 72AD Mylapore, Chennai, India Shrines: Mylapore, Chennai, India; Monastery of St John the Theologian, Patmos; Cathedral of St Thomas the Apostle, Ortona, Italy; Shrine in Edessa, modern Turkey. Customs: The Feast of St...
  • Witnesses to the Resurrection: St Peter

    Name: St Peter Death: ~64 – 68AD, crucified upside down in Rome, Vatican Hill. Feast Day: June 29 Patronage: Locksmiths, Fishermen, the Papacy, and many others. Shrine: St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. St Peter’s bones are buried beneath the main altar of St Peter’s Basilica. Scripture and Life Story: St...
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