St. Peter was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Church. He was the first Pope and has been called Prince of the Apostles. Peter (then Simon) and his brother Andrew originally were fishermen from the village of Bethsaida in Galilee. Jesus called Simon and Andrew to become "fishers of men". They left their nets and followed Him. Preaching teaching and healing, Jesus and His disciples spread the Good News throughout the region of Galilee and beyond. In a dialogue between Jesus and his disciples (Matthew 16:13-19), Jesus asks them, "Who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answers, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus then declares, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Cephas (Rock or Peter), and on this Rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." From this time on, Peter played a leadership role and was often spokesman for all the Apostles. Peter played a leadership role and was often spokesman for all the Apostles. Peter was loving and loyal but impetuous. The night before Jesus died, a terrified Peter denied three times that he knew Jesus. When Peter realized what he had done, he went out and wept bitterly. After Jesus' death and resurrection, Peter affirmed three times his love for Jesus, offsetting his threefold denial, and Jesus reconfirmed Peter's position. After the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles at Pentecost, this once fearful man preached fearlessly about His Lord. Peter is said to have founded the Church in Rome with St. Paul, served as its bishop, authored two epistles, and then met martyrdom there. Peter was crucified in 65 AD under Emperor Nero.
Will Receive 1 St. Peter Figurine
Size:~ 4 Inch x 1.25 Inch
- Comes with prayer card
- Made in China
- Each one will be slightly different by size, shape, and appearance due to manufacturing!
O St. Peter, you are the Rock upon whom Jesus built His Church. Be the Rock who keeps me firm in my faith, steady on my way to heaven and strong in times of trouble. Your loyalty to Our Lord, your ceaseless efforts to spread the Gospel, and your courage in facing your own horrific death give us a shining example of what it means to love God with your whole heart, soul, strength, and mind. St. Peter, I known you can sympathize with those of us who fall short. When you denied Our Lord three times, you wept bitter tears of remorse. But you came back to Jesus, and you tried again. Give those of us who sin grievously the courage to confess our sins, amend our lives and try again. Let us always remember that, while we live, we can run back to Our Lord Jesus who is mercy itself. St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, pray for us. Amen.