In the beginning,
Saulus was known as a fanatic person whose heart was filled with
hatred to the Chistians, who persecuted and killed them
withoutfeeling anz remorse. He chased them out of palestine,
saint Stephanus, the Deacon, was the first one among them.
His Conversion AD 35
This took place near
Damascus, on the ancient road of Egzpt/ Damascus, in the middle
of the day . Suddenly, a light from heaven shined round about
him, he fell down and heard a voice saying to him: Saul, Saul,
why do you persecute me?
Who are you Lord?
Saulus asked. And the lord said: I am Jesus whom you persecute,
its hard for you to kick against the pricks.
On the hill near the
ancient Egyp - Damascus road, 18 Km south of Damascus, stands
the Vision Convent. The ancients built this convent because they
know the sanctity and the importance of this site. Only some
and some polished stones still exist; which two capitals of a
corinthian column; and a water well: only a little vestige has
remained from the ancient convent.