Patron of Friendship and Writers
Figurine comes nicely displayed in a clear fronted box with the the Story of the saint on the outside and a prayer card inside.
John, the Apostle and evangelist was loved by Jesus above the others. As he was dying on the cross, Jesus entrusted his mother Mary into the care of John. Fishermen by trade, John and his brother James were the sons of Zebedee. They were disciples of John the Baptist and were called by Jesus during the first year of his ministry. John, James, and Peter were the innermost circle of their Lord’s friends and were with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. John was the only one of the twelve Apostles not to abandon Jesus in the hour of His Passion. Upon hearing of the Resurrection, John was the first to reach the tomb. When he met the risen Christ at the Lake of Tiberias, John was again first – this time to recognize his Savior and friend.
In the persecution of the roman emperor Domitian, John was taken to Rome, and was beaten, poisoned, and thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil. When he stepped from the cauldron without any injuries, Domitian banished him to the mines in Patmos. Eventually he was set free and subsequently wrote his Gospel. In addition to the fourth Gospel and three Epistles, John is believed by some to have also been the author of the Book of Revelation. John lived to a very advanced age and survived all his fellow Apostles. He is the patron saint of friendship, writers, printers, booksellers and burn victims.
Feast Day: December 27
The Prayer to St John
God our Father, you have revealed the mysteries of your work through John the apostle.
By prayer and reflection may we come to understand the wisdom he taught.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever.
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