Wednesday, February 15, 2017

St. Paul’s Islands, Malta

To the north of the main island on Malta is St. Paul’s Bay.  At the mouth of the bay is a couple of islands called St. Paul’s Islands.  In the Acts of Apostles it was recorded that the ship that was taking Paul from Caesarea to Rome was shipwrecked on an island identified as Malta.  Legend has it that St. Paul was shipwrecked there on these islands, hence they are called St. Paul’s Islands.  

The Acts also recorded that Paul was bitten by a snake, a viper.  He was expected to die but Paul suffered no ill effects. The Maltese people believed that it was Paul who laid the foundations of Christianity in Malta.  It seems quite amazing that I might have been walking where Paul walked two thousand years ago. 

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