Today is the feast of the conversion of St. Paul the Apostle. He was born with the name Saul circa 3 in what is now Turkey. He was a Pharisee who persecuted Christians. However, he converted to Christianity after he fell and received a message that he was persecuting Christ by persecuting Christians. Starting over, he changed his name to Paul, was baptized and preached. He was beheaded in Rome circa 65. St. Paul is patron saint of evangelists, public relations personnel and writers.