G.K. Chesterton told about him: "The difficulty of dealing with St. Thomas Aquinas in this brief article is the difficulty of selecting that aspect of a many-sided mind which will best suggest its size or scale."
Timothy is a Greek name which means "one who honours God". Whereas Luke mentions him six times in the Acts, Paul in his Letters refers to him at least 17 times (and his name occurs once in the Letter to the Hebrews).
Even though St. Paul never knew Christ in person, the Apostle knew the heart of Jesus, and that's what matters, says Benedict XVI.
Benedict XVI explains the conversion of saint Paul
“It was a harrowing experience. Visiting the areas that were hit, looking at people’s suffering in the face, the rush to save people who were trapped beneath the rubble: you come face to face with the pain of a wounded humanity”: this is how Fr. Silas Bogati, a Nepalese priest, described what Catholic priests and faithful are currently experiencing in the wake of the biggest natural disaster the country has ever faced.