Saint Philip

Feast Day: May 3rd

St Philip
Timeline
1st Century

LIFE

Philip was one of the first chosen disciples of Christ. On the way from Judea to Galilee Our Lord found Philip, and said, Follow Me. Philip straightway obeyed; and then in his zeal and charity sought to win Nathaniel also, saying, We have found Him of whom Moses and the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth. And when Nathaniel in wonder asked, Can any good come out of Nazareth? Philip simply answered, Come and see, and brought him to Jesus.

Another saying of this Apostle is preserved for us by Saint John. Christ in His last discourse had spoken of His Father; and Philip exclaimed, in the fervor of his thirst for God, Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough! The tradition of the ancients has established that he died a martyr at Hierapolis in Phyrgia. There the remains of a church known to be dedicated to him have been identified, north of the entrance to the great necropolis. His relics were later transported to Rome, to the church of the Holy Apostles.

Patronage

Hatters - Uruguay
Source: sanctoral.com

SETTING

Birthplace

Born

1st Century A.D.
Bethsaida, Galilee

Death

A.D. 80
Hierapolis, Anatolia

Canonized

Pre-Congregation

Shrine/Relics/Tomb

Rome, Italy

Info

Saint Philip was one of the original twelve apostles. He was from the same town as Peter and Andrew. He was the one to introduce Nathaniel to follow Jesus.