Conversion of St. Paul and Commemoration of St. Ananias

January 25

The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle, to whom–as he was journeying to Damascus, still breathing threats and murder against the Lord’s disciples–Jesus himself revealed himself on the way and chose him so that, filled with the Holy Spirit, he might announce the Gospel of salvation to the gentiles, suffering many things for the name of Christ.

The commemoration of Saint Ananias who, being the Lord’s disciple, baptized the converted Paul at Damascus.

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May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

V. Precious in the sight of the Lord

R. Is the death of his holy ones.

V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.  And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.

R. Amen

[To learn about praying this and other Martyrology entries, see this page.]

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Author: Dr. Holmes

Dr. Jeremy Holmes teaches Theology at Wyoming Catholic College. He lives in Wyoming with his wife, Jacinta, and their eight children.

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