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Who Was St. Timothy?

Timothy was born circa 17 CE at Lystra in Asia Minor, likely to a Jewish mother (who had become a follower of Christ) and a Greek father. 

He met Paul around the year 49 during the apostle's 2nd missionary journey.


Timothy became Paul's closest associate and was his co-worker until the year 64 when he placed in charge of the church in Ephesus. 

Church tradition holds that Timothy was martyred about the year 97 when he tried to stop a pagan procession through the city by preaching the gospel. 

His remains are housed in Termoli Cathedral in Italy. 


Timothy is the patron saint of stomach ailments.

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