Biography of Saint Peter
After Jesus, Saint Peter is the most known and quoted Apostle in the New Testament. He is mentioned 154 times with the nickname "Petros," "stone", "rock", which is the Greek translation of the Aramaic name Jesus gave him directly, "Kefa". The name Simon is the Greek form adapted to his original Hebrew name, Simeon.
The call of Jesus
It took place on a day like any other day, while Peter was doing his work as a fisherman, Jesus Christ is in the Sea of Galilee and the crowd is around him to listen. Jesus saw two boats moored to the shore and the fishermen came out of them and were washing their nets. Jesus asked to board a boat Simon’s boat and asked to sail away from the shore. Sitting in the boat shows to the crowd and then Jesus turned to Peter.
Jesus - Simon: "Put in, and let down your nets for a catch." Simon - Master, we toiled all night and caught nothing. But that's okay. I trust your word. Let down the nets
Peter, seeing the nets full of fish, he starts without leaving his amazement he tells Jesus, "Depart from me, Lord, I am a sinner," Jesus said to her: "Fear not, Simon now will be catching men. " Pedro, fearful yet determined, accept this surprising call of Jesus, saying "yes" "yes" brave and generous, and became a disciple of Jesus.
St. Peter the Fisherman
Simon son of Jonah (John) was from Bethsaida, a town that was located east of the Sea of Galilee, which also came Philip and Andrew, brother of Simon. Like his brother, a fisherman, the family of Zebedee, father of James and John, ran a small fishing business on Lake Kinneret.
He was a believing Jew, was married according to Clement of Alexandria (Stromata, III, vi, ed. Dindorf, II, 276), had children. His mother, Jesus healed one day, lived in the town of Capernaum on the house where Simon also stayed. In the Gospels, Simon has a strong and impulsive character. Willing to...
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