Our Saint Peter the Apostle Plaque shows Simon Peter (Latin: Petrus, Greek: Πέτρος Petros, Aramaic: Cephas – died c. 64-67 a.d.) was one of the original Twelve Apostles. Peter, but a simple fisherman, was entrusted – in spite of his fearfulness (Matthew 14:22-33), impulsiveness (John 18:8-11; 21:6-7), and sinfulness (Luke 5:1-10) – by Jesus with the most important leadership role in the early Church. He is now the patron saint of fishermen and popes. This plaque is an excellent gift for first communion, confirmation, a birthday, and for Christmas (a superb “stocking stuffer”!).
A Solid Bronze Wall Plaque in Three Sizes
This solid bronze plaque is available in three sizes: small (p28k – 2 x 1.6 inches), medium (p88m – 3.75 x 3 inches), and large (p72g – 7.9 x 6.3 inches). This plaque hangs easily on the wall at home or in the office. A bronze-smith of world renown created and cast this solid bronze plaque. This is the perfect gift for that special “Peter” or “Pete” in your life!
From Fearful Fisherman to Roman “Rock”
A most unlikely leader for the Church of Christ! Originally a fisherman, he had a leadership role among the followers of Jesus and was in Jesus’ inner circle. He confessed Jesus as the Messiah (Matthew 16:13-20) but then denied him three times (Luke 22:24-34, 47-62; John 18:15-18, 25-27). After his reinstatement (John 21:1-19), he preached on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41). According to tradition, Peter was crucified upside down in Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero Augustus Caesar. His mortal remains are preserved in the underground Confessio directly under the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica. He shares his main feast day with Saint Paul of Tarsus on June 29th.