St. Simon the Apostle

St. Simon the Apostle was a convert who learned from St. Peter the Apostle. This saint evangelized in Mesopotamia and Egypt. According to some traditions, he also evangelized elsewhere. The saint was martyred, but sources do not agree on where or how he died. One story says that while in Persia, he was cut in half by a saw. St. Simon is patron saint of sawyers.

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.