FEAST DAY: June 29
DAY OF THE WEEK: Tuesday
CANDLE COLOR: Red and White
LEGEND: Fisherman. Brother of Saint Andrew the Apostle who led him to Christ. Apostle. Renamed “Peter” (rock) by Jesus to indicate that Peter would be the rock-like foundation on which the Church would be built. Bishop. Miracle worker. First Pope. martyred c.64 crucified head downward because he claimed he was not worthy to die in the same manner as Christ. This saint is used to represent the Orisha Ogun in Santeria and Papa Legba in Haitian Vodou.
PETITION SAINT PETER: for success, removing obstacles, better business, strength and courage, forgiveness of hurts, good luck and fortune.
PATRONAGE: against frenzy; bakers; Bath Abbey; Berchtesgaden Abbey; Bremen, Germany; bridge builders; butchers; diocese of Calbayog, Philippines; Chartres, France; clock makers; cobblers; Cologne, Germany; Corbie Abbey; archdiocese of Davao, Philippines; Exeter College Oxford; Dunajská Streda, Slovakia; feet problems; fever; fishermen; foot problems; harvesters; diocese of Jackson, Mississippi; Köpenick, Germany; diocese of Las Vegas, Nevada; Lessines, Belgium; locksmiths; longevity; diocese of Maralal, Kenya; diocese of Marquette, Michigan; masons; Moissac, France; Naumburg, Germany; net makers; Obermarsberg, Germany; papacy; archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Popes; Poznan Poland; diocese of Providence, Rhode Island; Regensburg, Germany; Rome; Saint Petersburg, Russia; diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania; ship builders; shipwrights; shoemakers; Sint Pieters Rode, Belgium; stone masons; Toa Baja, Puerto Rico; Umbria, Italy; Universal Church; watch makers; Worms, Germany
REPRESENTATION: bald man, often with a fringe of hair on the sides and a tuft on top; book; cock; keys; man crucified head downwards; man holding a key or keys; man robed as a pope and bearing keys and a double-barred cross; reversed cross
PRAYERS TO SAINT PETER
O Glorious Saint Peter, because of your vibrant and generous faith, sincere humility and flaming love our Lord honored you with singular privileges and especially leadership of the whole Church. Obtain for us the grace of a living faith, a sincere loyalty to the Church, acceptance of all her teaching, and obedience to all her precepts. Let us thus enjoy an undisturbed peace on earth and everlasting happiness in heaven.