Feast day: 3 May
When did St. Philip the Apostle live: in the first century
Philip was born in Bethsaida and is believed to have been a disciple of John the Baptist. The lists of Matthew, Mark , Luke and in Acts, he is mentioned as one of the Apostles. According to biblical texts, Philip was present at the miracle of the loaves and fishes and asked Jesus at the Last Supper, to show the apostles the Father.
Patronage: St. Philip is patron saint of tanners, hatters, shopkeepers and of bakers
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Philip the Apostle - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Philip is shown as Apostle with cross and book.