Today, Wednesday February 15, the Catholic Church honors Saint Onesimus.
One of the wealthiest and most powerful characters in the Colossus of Phrygia was Philemon. He had a slave named Onesimus who stole from him and ran away. When the thief came into contact with Saint Paul, he converted to Christianity and returned to his master's house.
Then Philemon rewarded his repentance with his freedom and sent him back to Saint Paul.
According to Saint Jerome, Onesimus became a preacher of the Gospel and later Bishop of Ephesus. Later, Onesimus was taken prisoner and taken to Rome where he was stoned to death.
The Catholic saints are the group of people recognized by the Church as saints or blessed on a specific date. The Roman Martyrology is the document that names and distributes in the calendar the almost 7,000 saints and blessed recognized by the Church.
The saints and saints are prominent men and women in the various religious traditions for their special relationships with the divinities or for a particular ethical elevation. While the consideration of blessed constitutes the third step on the path to canonization.
Today's saints day, February 15, also celebrates the following saint's days:
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