St. Stephen (1st century)
Stephen was a deacon, a preacher, and the first Christian martyr. While preaching in the streets of Jerusalem, angry Jews who believed he was a blasphemer dragged him outside the city and stoned him to death. Among the mob was the man who later became St. Paul.Reflections from the Saints
"Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."
– St. Stephen