Saint Agabus the Prophet

detail from 'The Prophecy of Saint Agabus'Also known as

  • Agabos

Memorial

Profile

Jewish convert. One of the 72 disciples sent out by Jesus to preach. Had the gift of prophecy, and predicted an empire-wide famine that occurred in 49. Probably the one who predicted Paul‘s imprisonment in Jerusalem in Acts 21:10.

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Representation

  • Carmelite holding a church
  • making a prophesy
  • with a dove

Additional Information

Readings

At that time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch, and one of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine all over the world, and it happened under Claudius. So the disciples determined that, according to ability, each should send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea. - Acts 28:27-29

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Agabus the Prophet“. Saints.SQPN.com. 24 March 2014. Web. 29 July 2014. <>