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The Twelve Believers

In the four Gospels, there are twelve people whom Christ directly, explicitly praises for their faith. Just as Jesus calls the Twelve Disciples to establish a pattern of discipleship for the Church, so also there are Twelve Believers who call on Jesus in a way that provides a clear picture of devotion for all Christians to follow.

The purpose of the Twelve Believers project is to promote the veneration of the Twelve Believers as saints of the Church, for we should surely venerate those whom Christ Himself venerates:

  1. CANAANITE WOMAN
    • "For this saying you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter." [Mark 7:29]
    • "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." [Matthew 15:28]
  2. WOMAN WITH A FLOW OF BLOOD
    • "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease." [Mark 5:34]
    • "Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well." [Matthew 9:22]
    • "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace." [Luke 8:48]
  3. SINFUL WOMAN
    • "Your faith has saved you; go in peace." [Luke 7:50]
  4. PENITENT THIEF
    • "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." [Luke 23:43]
  5. SAMARITAN LEPER
    • "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well." [Luke 17:19]
  6. BLIND BARTIMAEUS
    • "Go your way; your faith has made you well." [Mark 10:52]
    • "Receive your sight. Your faith has made you well." [Luke 18:42]
  7. CENTURION 
    • "Go; be it done for you as you have believed." [Matthew 8:13]
    • "Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith." [Matthew 8:10]
    • "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith." [Luke 7:9]
  8. ZACCHAEUS
    • "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham." [Luke 19:9]
  9. WISE SCRIBE
    • "You are not far from the kingdom of God." [Mark 12:34]
    • "You have answered right; do this, and you will live." [Luke 10:28]
  10. MARY OF BETHANY
    • "She has done a beautiful thing to me." [Mark 14:6, Matthew 26:10]
    • "Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her." [Luke 10:42]
  11. NATHANIEL [BARTHOLOMEW]
    • "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!" [John 1:47]
  12. SIMON PETER
    • "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven." [Matthew 16:17]

Sorted by an intuitive/rhapsodic "score" (I'll try to explain later). I generated the above by stripping the XML WEB to text/plain, then sifting with Vim.

Icons

For the first phase of this project, Gospel Desk is commissioning new icons of the Twelve Believers from the following iconographers:

  1. CANAANITE WOMAN
  2. WOMAN WITH A FLOW OF BLOOD
  3. SINFUL WOMAN
  4. PENITENT THIEF
  5. SAMARITAN LEPER
  6. BLIND BARTIMAEUS — Symeon van Donkelaar
  7. CENTURION — Jonathan Pageau
  8. ZACCHAEUS
  9. WISE SCRIBE
  10. MARY OF BETHANYFederico Aguirre
  11. NATHANIEL (BARTHOLOMEW)
  12. SIMON PETER
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