Born in Tarsus of Jewish parents – he was a Roman citizen by birth. He took part in the persecution of St. Stephen. He was sent to Jerusalem where he was educated in ancestral law. He was a zealot. He returned to Tarsus sometime before the public life of Christ. On the way to Damascus to arrest Christians, Jesus appeared to him in a blaze of light and spoke to him. He was transformed and converted to Christianity and became an Apostle.
FEAST DAY- January 25
PATRON OF- Publishers and reporters