St. Paul the Apostle

"Saint Paul," Roma, 2nd half of 13th century (fresco fragments; 38 cm x 27 cm), Fabbrica of St. Peter's, Vatican Museum. Larger image.

A few years ago, a special jubilee year dedicated to St. Paul, was declared by Pope Benedict XVI. It ran from June 28, 2008 to June 29, 2009 marking the approximately 2,000th anniversary of the Paul's birth. The Apostle Paul has been an inspiration to many lives, including my own.

This website has many materials concerning St. Paul including:

Bible Study on Paul's Life

Apostle Paul: Passionate Discipleship. A comprehensive and inspirational study of Paul's life in 11 lessons. It traces Paul's life in Acts 8-28, as well as considerations of his ministry after his first Roman imprisonment. Available in free e-mail as well as book formats (paperback, PDF, and Kindle).

Artwork of St. Paul

Artwork Depicting St. Paul the Apostle -- paintings, sculpture, stained glass, fresco, etc.

Chronology of St. Paul's Apostolic Ministry

Chronology of St. Paul's Apostolic Ministry is only approximate, but is helpful in placing events and dates when he authored various letters.

Letters or Epistles of St. Paul

Bible studies in free e-mail and book formats:

Detail of Michelangelo, "Conversion of Saint Paul" (1542-1545), Fresco, Pauline Chapel, Vatican. Full painting.

Videos on St. Paul

Year of St. Paul, Year of Ecumenism, ROMEreports TV (1:55)

Saint Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles (5:56) Paintings of Paul with Paul's words superimposed.

The Rabbi from Tarsus, monologue by Paul Bendele

Saint Paul of Tarsus (2:00). Introduction to St. Paul's life. Catholic News Agency TV.

Life of the Apostle Paul with Rick Steves (40:32). Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


Some of these have clips on YouTube, so you might search there.

"I, Paul" (1980), with Fred J. Scollay as Paul.

"Peter and Paul" (1981). Paul of Tarsus is played by Anthony Hopkins, Robert Foxworth is Peter the Fisherman.

"The Emmisary: A Biblical Epic (1997), with Gary Cooper as Paul.

"Paul the Apostle: The Man Who Turned the World Upside Down" (TV, Good Times Entertainment, 2001). David Kieran stars as Paul.

"Paul Apostle of Christ" (2018). Paul is played by James Faulkner, Luke is played by James Caviezel.

Feast Days

  • Conversion of Paul, January 25
  • Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck in Malta, February 10
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29
  • Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, November 18



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