Born of a Greek father and a Jewish mother, Timothy was from Lystra in Lycaonia.  He was well educated.  He and his mother, Eunice and grandmother Lois probably became Christians during St. Paul’s first stay at Lystra. When Paul returned to Lystra, the Christians highly recommended Timothy and so Paul chose him as a missionary companion.  He was sent on difficult and confidential missions.  He was with Paul during his imprisonment in Rome and accompanied him on his last missionary journey.  Timothy was left to take charge of the Church at Ephesus.  Tradition has it that Timothy spent the remainder of his life at Ephesus as its Bishop.  He was martyred during the winter of the year 97.

FEAST DAY- January 26

PATRON OF- Stomach Disorders