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.