Book of Saints – Habacuc

detail of the statue 'Habakkuk and the Angel' by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1655, Museo Sacro, Musei Vaticani, Vatican City, Rome, ItalyArticle

(Habakkuk) (Saint) Prophet (January 15) (5th century B.C.) One of the Twelve Lesser Prophets, whose writings form part of the Canon of Scripture. He is said to have fled into Egypt at the approach of Nabuchodonosor, to have later come back to Palestine, to have died there, and to have been buried in his native place two year3 before the return from the Captivity. His relics were discovered by Bishop Zebbenus in the time of the Emperor Theodosius the Great (A.D. 379-A.D. 383); and churches have been dedicated to him in the Holy Land.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Habacuc”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2016. Web. 28 September 2020. <>