Saint Epaphroditus - For Sicknesses While Traveling
Visiting Paul in Prison
Epaphroditus (e-PAF-ro-DY-tus), a Philippian, brought a gift to Paul who was a prisoner in Rome (or, possibly in Caesarea, or Corinth, or Ephesus ... no one knows for sure). During his journey he became so sick that he almost died! But, he did recover and when he returned to Philippi, he brought a letter from Paul with him (Letter to the Philippians).
He (Epaphroditus) was indeed ill,
close to death;
but God had mercy on him ...
- Philippians 2:27a
Feast Day: March 22