Saint Agabus the Prophet

detail from 'The Prophecy of Saint Agabus' by Louis Cheron, 1687; Cathedral de Notre-Dame de Paris, France; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Agabos



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.





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


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“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 April 2017. Web. 19 October 2019. <>