Saul was a Jew who hated the Christians. He even helped in the stoning of Saint Stephen the Martyr
He was on his way to of Damascus to arrest some Christians when a light from heaven suddenly shone around him. He fell to the ground. He had been struck blind. He heard a voice saying, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?"
He asked, "Who are you?" And the voice answered, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting." Saul asked, "Lord, what do You want me to do?" The voice said, "Go into the city; you will be told what to do."
Saul had to be led by his companions into the city. After three days, a man named Ananias came to him and said, "Brother Saul, the Lord has sent me that you may get your sight back and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
At once Saul could see. He was baptized and was called Paul. He began to preach the word of Jesus to the pagan world. He wrote many letters (epistles) to the Christians. Paul traveled and preached for years. He died in Rome
O God, by the preaching of St. Paul, the Apostle, You taught the multitude of the Gentiles. Grant that we who venerate his example may also share in his prayers.