St. Philip

St. Philip

Feast Day: May 3
Patron of: Pastry chefs and those who make hats

St. Philip was called by Christ to be one of the Twelve Apostles. He was from a small town called Bethsaida. St. Philip quietly helped Jesus by bringing Nathaniel to meet him, and he helped bring a number of Greek-speakers to Christ. He asked Jesus for the apostles to be shown the Father at the Last Supper, leading to Christ’s discourse on the Father and Son being one. St. Philip isn’t recognized as much as some of the other apostles in the Gospels, but his hidden contribution remains equally important.

St. Philip’s example of quiet commitment is an inspiration for anyone who works hard out of conviction. He’s not the most-recognized apostle, but his contribution to the early Church is immeasurable. Look to him when you’re not recognized as much as others.