St Priscilla and Aquila
St’s Priscilla and Aquila are traditionally thought to have been two of the seventy-two disciples sent out by Jesus to heal and preach. In addition, they are mentioned by name in the New Testament on six other occasions (Acts 18:2-3, Acts 18:18, Acts 18:26, Romans 16:4, 1Cor 16:19, 2Tim 4:19).
St’s Priscilla and Aquila were tentmakers and Jewish converts to Christianity; a missionary couple; Priscilla, was perhaps the first woman missionary. They were among a group of people expelled from Rome by Emperor Claudius in AD49. They met up with St Paul in Corinth and St Paul stayed with them for 18mts. They then travelled with St Paul to Ephesus and Syria. St Paul appointed St Aquila to be one of the first Bishops of Asia Minor.
Tradition holds that both St Priscilla and St Aquila were martyred for their Christian faith.
St’s Priscilla and Aquila:
Help us to see Jesus in our travels. May we inspire others to follow his ways as you did throughout your life.
Glory be to the…