St. Timothy

Artist: 
Louis Glanzman

Artist's Narrative:
Timothy was born in Lystra, in what is now eastern Turkey. His mother and Grandmother were early converts to Christianity. He accompanied St. Paul on his travels throughout Asia Minor and Greece, eventually going as far as Rome. Paul sent Timothy back to Ephesus as the city’s first bishop.

Timothy was a particularly zealous man. At one point Paul had to advise him to improve his diet because his austerities were damaging his health. In the year 97 he was clubbed to death when he tried to interfere in a non-Christian religious festival. He is most famous for the many references Paul makes to him in his letters.

His feast day is January 26.

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