Celebrated together, these two saints were close companions and disciples of St. Paul. Timothy was a convert of Paul, joining him in his apostolic work. According to ancient tradition, St. Timothy tried to halt a pagan festival by preaching the Gospel, when an angry mob beat him to death. St. Titus was known as an effective negotiator; he was sent by St. Paul to help organize a new Church.
*The Epistles of Paul give insight into the trusted friendship he had for disciples Timothy and Titus.
–“I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may be cheered by news of you. I have no one like him, who will be genuinely anxious for your welfare. They all look after their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But Timothy’s worth you know, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel.” (Phil 2:19-22)
–“To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. This is why I left you in Crete, that you might amend what was defective, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you… ” (Ti 1:4-5)
~ from The Didache Bible