St. Peter Patron of the Church and Fishermen
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- St. Peter is the patron saint of Fishermen and Church.
- This is statue is sold along with a St. Andrew prayer card.
- The gift box contains a prayer to St. Peter on the front and the story of St. Peter on the back.
Verse in Front of box:
PATRON OF THE CHURCH AND FISHERMEN
THE FIRST POPE
O St Peter, you are the Rock upon
whom Jesus built his Church. Be the
Rock who keeps me firm in my faith,
steady on my way to heaven and strong
in times of trouble. Your loyalty to Our
Lord, your ceaseless efforts to spread
the Gospel, and your courage in facing
your own horrific deaths give us a
shining example of what it means to
love God with your whole heart, soul,
strength, and mind.
St. Peter, I know you can sympathize
with those of us with fall short. When
you denied Our Lord three times, you
wept bitter tears of remorse. But you
came back to Jesus, and you tried
again. Give those of us who sin
grievously the courage to confess our
sins, amend our lives and try again. Let
us always remember that, while we live,
we can run back to Our Lord Jesus who is Mercy itself. St Peter,
Prince of the Apostles, pray for us. Amen.
Verse on the back:
PATRON OF THE CHURCH AND FISHERMEN (DIED 65 AD)
St Peter was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of
the early Christian Church. He was the first pope and has been
called Prince of the Apostles. Peter (then Simon) and his brother
Andrew originally were fisherman from the village of Bethsida
and Galilee. Jesus called Simon and Andrew to become "fishers of men." They
left their nets and followed Him. Preaching, teaching, and healing Jesus and
His disciples spread the Good News throughout the region of Galilee and
In a dialogue between Jesus and his disciples (Matthew 16:13-19), Jesus
asked them, "Who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answers, "You are the
Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus then declares, "Blessed are you,
Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but
by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Cephas (Rock or Peter),
and on this Rock I will build my church, and the Gates of hell shall not prevail
against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven whatever you
bind on Earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose On earth will
be loosed in heaven."
From this time on, Peter played a leadership role and was often spokesman
for all the Apostles. Peter was loving and loyal but impetuous. The night
before Jesus died, it terrified Peter denied three times that he knew Jesus.
When Peter realized what he had done, he went out and wept bitterly. After
Jesus' death and Resurrection, Peter affirmed three times love for Jesus,
offsetting his threefold denial, Jesus recomfirmed Perter's position.
After The descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles at Pentecost, this
once fearful man preached fearlessly about his Lord. Peter is said to have
founded the church in Rome with St. Paul, Serves as its bishop, authored two
epistels, and then met martyrdom there. Peter was crucified and 65 AD under Emperor Nero.
Feast Day: June 29
Prayer card included.
Dimensions: 4" H X 1.75" W