Saint Study Podcast
Podcast # 110
- Hello everyone and
welcome to Saint Study Episode #110 – “St. Philip The Apostle”
- Thank you for
joining us – maybe we can all learn enough today that by the end of
the program we will say, “I didn’t know that” (But now I do!)
- What is a saint?
A Canonized Saint is someone recognized by the Church as having led a
life of great charity & heroic virtue. Their example of how to conquer
any sin imaginable is so important that it was worth recognizing these
men & women in a significant way. Anyone (canonized or not) whose soul
was cleansed in Purgatory and now resides in Heaven is a Saint. It is
every Christian’s goal to become a saint.
- We always begin our
learning by inviting the Holy Spirit to be with us…
- In the Name Of The
Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Amen.
- Dear Heavenly
Father we ask you to be with us as we hear about the lives of your
Saints. We ask that our minds be open and that you may fill us with
the knowledge that was so loved by the men and women who lived lives
of heroic virtue and great charity. Allow us to understand and emulate
these Saints who we now know are in your company. In your name we
- Let’s look at The
Saint for this weeks study St. Philip The Apostle …
- Saints Birth,
Life-Bio, Death, Feast Day,
- Again the early
Saints have little recorded about their early life
- Was a native of
Bethsaida on Lake Genesereth.
- Was a fisherman like
St. Peter & Andrew
- Was a follower of
John The Baptist (Like St. Andrew was)
- Brought his friend
Nathaniel (St. Bartholomew the Apostle) to Jesus
- St. Philip’s name
stands 5th in the lists of the Apostles from the Gospels.
(after brothers Peter & Andrew – James & John)
- Became an apostle
the day after St. Peter & St. Andrew
- Gospel events with
- Before the
miraculous feeding of the multitude, Christ turns towards Philip
with the question: "Whence shall we buy bread, that these may
eat?" to which the Apostle answers: "Two hundred penny-worth of
bread is not sufficient for them, that every one may take a
little" (John 6: St. Philip witnesses the miracle of the fishes &
- When some heathens
in Jerusalem came to Philip and expressed their desire to see
Jesus, Philip reported the fact to Andrew and then both brought
the news to the Savior (John 12: 20)
- When Philip, after
Christ had spoken to His Apostles of knowing and seeing the
Father, said to Him: "Lord, shew us the Father, and it is enough
for us", he received the answer: "He that seeth me, seeth the
Father also" (John 14: 8)
- Preached in Scythia
for 20 yrs.
- Destroyed the heresy
of the Hebronites while St. Philip evangelized Hierapolin, Asia.
They claimed that Jesus was not human but only in semblance of a
human. St. Philip taught them that Jesus really was fully divine &
- Philip was martyred
by the Paynims when he was 87 years old.
- St. Philip was put
on a cross and crucified. St. Philip’s cross was inverted (like St.
- St. Philips two
daughters helped during his evangelization – they died later and
were buried on either side of him.
- St. Philip’s feast
day is May 3rd.
- is the patron
- Nemi, Italy
- pastry chefs
San Felipe Indian Pueblo
- Conclusions –
Interesting notes about their life or sainthood
- It would appear that
St. Philip was a gentle and practical man.
- When he asked Jesus
"Lord, shew us the Father, and it is enough for us" it tells us just
how much even the apostles didn’t understand what Jesus had been
teaching them about God & Jesus (The Father & The Son – They kept
thinking only from an earthly point of view.) All a prelude to why
they needed the Holy Spirit.
- Can you believe
someone martyred an 87 yr. old man? His words must have been powerful!
- Read all the way
through - John 6, John12 & John 14 – The three Gospel references for
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on the computer she listened to the SaintStudy podcast. She even
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Matthew 13:44 (one of the parables of Jesus)
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure
buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy,
goes and sells all he has and buys that field.”
May The Peace of our Lord
Be always with you…Have a good day!