The Martyrdom of Peter and Paul

Today is the commemoration of the martyrdom of St. Peter and St. Paul. The Church’s tradition teaches that they both died as martyrs in Rome during the persecution under Nero in 64 A.D. According to tradition, Paul was granted the right of a Roman citizen to be beheaded by a sword, but Peter suffered the fate of his Lord, crucifixion, though with head downward. They … Continue reading The Martyrdom of Peter and Paul