Pauline Year - Set

Pauline Year - Set  

He who is universally khown as “the Apostle to the Gentiles” never actually met Jesus during his life, in Jerusalem or along the roads of Galilee, as did the twelve Apostles. He only met Christ after Resurrection. Saul, his name before conversion, received a rigorous education in the Law from Rabbi Gamaliel. Paul was born in Tarsus, currently Eastern Turkey, as a Roman citizen. After his conversion, he devoted himself with great fervour to the preaching of God’s Word especially to non-Jews people: first at Antioch and Asia Minor, later in Greece and Rome. Paul is the most well-known figure of the first Christian generation, both for the numerous Letters he wrote, as well as for the story of his life described by Luke in the Acts of the Apostles. The stamps and miniature sheets illustrate highlights from the life of Paul: his conversion on the road to Damascus, his Preaching, which comerstone of his work, and the Incarceration preceding his martyrdom. All pictures are drawn from tapestries of Pieter Van Aelst’s shop based on cartoons of Raphael and preserved in the “ Pinacoteca” (Picture-gallery) of the Vatican Museums.