Book of Saints – Jonas – 21 September

marble statue of Jonah the Prophet, by Lorenzetto, 1519-20, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome, ItalyArticle

(Saint) Prophet (September 21) (8th century B.C.) One of the Twelve Lesser Prophets and the inspired writer of a Canonical Book of Holy Scripture. To what Almighty God has therein revealed concerning him tradition adds that, having returned from Nineveh into Palestine, he retired with his mother to near the city of Sur, where he died B.C. 761. In the time of Saint Jerome his tomb was shown at Diospolis. Most of the Oriental Churches include him in their Calendars.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Jonas”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2018. Web. 16 November 2018. <>