The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

The dramatic story of St. Paul’s conversion can be an encouragement that God’s grace can come in an instant. Paul, who had been actively against all things Christian, now became as dedicated to spreading the message of Christianity as the first apostles. He became the author of thirteen books of the New Testament which were first a pastoral response to the churches that he led but now have become a source of spiritual direction for Christians through the centuries.

Pray without ceasing,” he told the Thessalonians, “In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17–18)

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