“The church historically has symbols for the twelve apostles that most Christians don’t recognize or even realize. Symbols of apostles give insight into these companions of Christ to identify them, several Christian saints are traditionally represented by a symbol or iconic motif associated with their lives, known as an attribute or emblem”.
Who are the 12 disciples and what was their occupation? The ones whose jobs were discussed ranged widely: Peter, James, John, Phillip, and Andrew were reported to be fishermen. Bartholomew was assumed to be of royal birth (no job). Judas is possibly a treasurer. Matthew is a tax collector. James the lesser, Jude, and Thomas’ occupations are unknown.
Nine silent virtues the apostle portray made us to understand that in other to preach the gospel of Christ, the apostles preached not just be words but by exhibiting certain virtues that shows they were truly the disciples of Christ. This article shares more insight on the silent virtues portrayed by the apostles.