Saint Peter was one of the original Twelve Apostles. He worked as a fisherman when he was called by Jesus Christ to become one of his apostles. By the time Jesus called him, he was given the name “Cephas” (which means “stone” in Aramaic. In Greek it means “Petros,” thus the name “Peter.”). Following Jesus’ ascension, Peter became the leader of the Apostles.
According to Christian tradition, Peter was martyred in Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero. The Roman Catholic Church sees him as the first ruler of the church, the first Pope.
St. Peter is famous for a lot of things, many of which we will tackle here in this gallery.