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


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. 29 December 2019. Web. 27 October 2021. <>