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Saint Timothy (first century)

Saint Timothy (first century)

Patron saint against intestinal disorders and stomach diseases

Feast day: January 26

Saint Timothy was born to a Greek father and a Jewish mother. His grandmother, Lois, was the first member of the family to convert to Christianity. Timothy converted to the faith through the ministry of Saint Paul and joined him in preaching the Gospel.

Timothy was relatively young for the work that he was doing with Paul, but that didn’t stop him from taking on the tough tasks that Paul and his faith brought to the table. Timothy took on the responsibility of being the representative at the church of Ephesus and spent some time in prison for his faith and ministry. He was eventually martyred for refusing to take part in the pagan worship of Dionysius. 

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