St. Paul was originally a tentmaker and a Pharisee who persecuted the first Christians. After being struck blind by God and ordered to stop his efforts against Christians, St. Paul converted and dedicated his life to spreading the message of Christ. St. Paul were martyred for the Faith in the year 65. He is known as the patron of many causes including authors, journalists, and musicians. St. Paul's Conversion is celebrated on January 25. He also shares a feast day with St. Peter on June 29.