St. Agabus

St. Agabus is a figure mentioned in the New Testament, specifically in the Acts of the Apostles. He was a prophet who predicted a severe famine that would affect the whole world. He is also said to have foreseen the arrest and imprisonment of the Apostle Paul.

Not much is known about St. Agabus outside of his appearances in the Bible. We know he was a Jewish Christian, and some sources suggest that he was one of the seventy disciples mentioned in the Gospel of Luke. He was known for his gift of prophecy, and his predictions were highly regarded by the early Christian community.

St. Agabus appears twice in the Acts of the Apostles. The first time is in chapter 11, where he visits the city of Antioch and predicts the famine. The second time is in chapter 21, where he meets Paul in Caesarea and foretells his arrest and imprisonment. These prophecies are seen as evidence of the divine inspiration of the early Christian leaders, and they helped to strengthen the faith of the early believers.

St. Agabus is venerated as a saint in the Western and Eastern churches. He is also sometimes referred to as the patron saint of agriculture, as his prediction of the famine showed the importance of planning and preparing for times of hardship.