Saint Paul, the indefatigable Apostle of the Gentiles, was converted from Judaism on the road to Damascus. He remained some days in Damascus after his Baptism, and then went to Arabia, possibly for a year or two to prepare himself for his future missionary activity. Having returned to Damascus, he stayed there for a time, preaching in the synagogues that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. For this he incurred the hatred of the Jews and had to flee from the city. He then went to Jerusalem to see Peter and pay his homage to the head of the Church.
Saint William of Vercelli lost his parents as an infant and was raised by a relative. At fifteen, he left and made a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgin at Zaragoza. He lived in perpetual contemplation and exercises of rigorous penitential austerities on a nearby mountain.
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, R.S.C.J. (also known as the Society of The Sacred Heart), born August 29, 1769 – died November 18, 1852, was a Catholic Religious Sister and French-American Saint. She spent the last half of her life teaching and serving the people of the Midwestern United States.