Saint Phoebe the Deaconess

Phoebe (1st century) was a deaconess of the Church at Cenchreae, the port of Corinth. She was recommended to the Christian congregation at Rome by St. Paul, who praised her for her assistance to him and to many others (Rom. 16: 1-2). She may have brought Paul’s epistle to the Romans to Rome with her. Her feast day is September 3rd.

Blessed Name Day to our own Phoebe at St. Bartholomew! May God bless you always and grant you many years!