Paul of Tarsus

« Can anything separate us from the love Christ has for us ?... Yes, I am sure, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, nor powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:35 / 38-39).
Saint John Paul II used these words of Paul as a conclusion to his homily, in Paray-le-Monial, on October 5th 1986.

Saint Paul, Apostle of all Nations  (on the right, below the Virgin Mary).

He was born in Tarsus (in Turkey today), and died a martyr in Rome, between 64 and 68. His feast day is on June 29th (celebrated with Saint Peter) ; and the feast of his conversion is on January 25th.

Even if they do not exactly mention the Heart of Christ, his Letters, in the New Testament, are profuse in the fire of the Love of the Lord, who literally pierced his heart on the road to Damascus.