St. Timothy, born in Galatia in Asia Minor, was baptized and later ordained to the priesthood by St. Paul. The young Galatian became Paul's missionary companion and his most beloved spiritual son. St. Paul showed his trust in this disciple by consecrating him bishop of the great city of Ephesus.
St. Timothy was the first first-century Christian bishop of Ephesus, whom tradition relates died around the year AD 97. The New Testament indicates that Timothy traveled with Saint Paul, who was also his mentor. He is addressed as the recipient of the Epistles to Timothy.
God our Father, you gave Your saints Timothy and Titus the courage and wisdom of the apostles: may their prayers help us to live holy lives and lead us to heaven, our true home. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (January 26th is the Feast Day of St. Timothy and St. Titus.)
26 January - Feast Day - Ss Timothy and Titus On Jan. 26, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, close companions of the Apostle Paul and bishops of the Catholic Church in its earliest days. Both men received letters from St. Paul, which are included in the New Testament.
Church reader Saint Timothy (3rd cent Egypt) was denounced for keeping holy books. He refused to surrender them. Hot iron rods were shoved in his ears; he became blind. He was hung upside-down with a stone around his neck and wood in his mouth. Torturers pleaded to call this treatment off and called in his wife of 20 days, Maura. She also confessed Christ. They tore her hair, cut fingers, threw her into a boiling cauldron. They were crucified facing each other. They died on the 10th day…
On January 26, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Timothy. Celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Timothy with a printable intermediate resource.
The Woman of Proverbs 31 and the Widow in 1 Timothy 5
The Woman of Proverbs 31 and the Widow in 1 Timothy 5 are two of the most powerful pictures of women we have in scripture. They are complete, busy, spiritually minded women. Study this lesson to see how you can SUCCEED at being like them.