St. Barnabas the Apostle

St. Barnabas the Apostle Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/11


Patron Of: Antioch, Cyprus, Marino, Italy, hail storms

Also known as

    * Bernabé
    * Joseph

Memorial

    * 11 June

Profile

    Levite Jewish convert, coming to the faith soon after Pentecost, taking the name Barnabas. Though not of the chosen Twelve Apostles, Barnabas is mentioned frequently in the Acts of the Apostles, is included among the prophets and doctors at Antioch, and is considered an Apostle. Companion of Saint Paul who introduced him to the Apostles. Like Paul, Barnabas believed in the Church‘s mission to Gentiles, and worked with him in Cyprus and Asia, but split with him over a non-theological matter. Evangelized in Cyprus with Saint Mark. Founded the Church in Antioch. Subject and possible author of some apocryphal works. Martyr.

Born

    * Cyprus as Joseph

Died

    * martyred in c.61 at Salamis
    * at the time of his death he was carrying a copy of the Gospel of Saint Matthew that he had copied by hand

Canonized

    * Pre-Congregation

Name Meaning

    * son of encouragement; son of consolation

Patronage

    * against hailstorms
    * Antioch
    * Cyprus
    * invoked as peacemaker
    * Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain
    * Marino, Italy

Representation

    * ax
    * lance
    * middle-aged bearded apostle, often bearing a book or olive branch
    * standing on or near a pile of stones while holding a book
    * stones
    * with Saint Paul



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