Saints of the Day – Habacuc, Prophet

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

(also known as Habbakuk) 5th century BC. One of the 12 lesser prophets of the Old Testament. He prophesied in Judea during the time of captivity. His name was inserted in the Roman Martyrology because his relics were allegedly found by Bishop Zebenus of Eleutheropolis under Theodosius the Great (379-383). Churches have been dedicated to him in the Holy Land (Benedictines).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 September 2021. Web. 29 November 2021. <>