Definition of Peter, St. in English:

Peter, St.

proper noun

  • An apostle; born Simon. Peter (“stone”) is the name given him by Jesus, signifying the rock on which he would establish his church. He is regarded by Roman Catholics as the first bishop of the Church at Rome, where he is said to have been martyred c.AD 67 and is often represented as the keeper of the door of heaven. Feast day, June 29.