St. Paul

Saint Paul is the patron saint of writers, publishers and the press. He is also the patron saint of public relations work and against snakes and hailstorms.

St. Paul was born as Saul in Tarsus, Cilicia in what is modern day Turkey to a strict Jewish family that hated and persecuted Christians. On his way to Damasus to arrest a group of Christians, he was struck blind by a heavenly light. He then converted to Christianity and was baptized with the name Paul. He became a great missionary, traveling from country to country, preaching the Gospel and writing several Epistles. In 64 A.D. the Roman Emperor Nero burned the city, blaming the Christians. St. Paul, being in Rome at the time, was one of the Christians who was imprisoned and later beheaded.

St. Paul medals are a wonderful gift for those who work in the field of publishing or PR. They are also comforting for people who dislike hailstorms or have a fear of snakes.