Feast day: January 26th
When did St. Timothy live: in the first century
Biography of St. Timothy:
Timothy was born in Lystra as the son of a Greek father and the Jewess Eunice. St. Paul chose him as his companion to accompany on his second missionary journey and let him be circumcised in order to placate the Jews. Timothy accompanied Paul to Ephesus and Asia Minor and was later made bishop of Ephesus where he was martyred because he refused to celebrate a pagan festival. Paul addressed two Pastoral Epistles to Timothy.
Patronage: St. Timothy is patron saint against stomachache
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Timothy - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Timothy is shown as bishop of Ephesus with miter, crosier, cross around his neck, book and a club