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Historical Facts

Saint Paul the Apostle

Making History from Damascus

Saint Paul was known by his Jewish name “Saul” before his conversion to Christianity.

He was travelling from Jerusalem to Damascus to persecute early Christians when Jesus appeared to him and struck him blind.

Once in Damascus, he was cured and baptised as a Christian by Saint Ananias.

Saint Paul was then smuggled out of Damascus down Bab Kisan, and he went on to spread Christianity all over the world.

The Convent of Revelation

The Convent of Revelation

This beautiful convent, which stands on the site of where Jesus appeared to Saint Paul on his way to Damascus, is located about 20km to the South of Damascus city.