June 11 – Saint Barnabas the Apostle, Patron Saint of Peace

Saint Barnabas the Apostle, Patron Saint of Peace (Feast Date: June 11)

Extract from St. Barnabas, Apostle: “St. Barnabas was born to wealthy Jewish parents on the Greek-speaking island of Cyprus, probably around the time of Christ’s own birth. Traditional accounts hold that his parents sent him to study in Jerusalem, where he studied at the school of Gamaliel (who also taught St. Paul). Later on, when Christ’s public ministry began, Barnabas may have been among those who heard him preach in person. At some point, either during Christ’s ministry or after his death and resurrection, Barnabas decided to commit himself in the most radical way to the teachings he had received. He sold the large estate he had inherited, contributed the proceeds entirely to the Church, and joined Christ’s other apostles in holding all of their possessions in common. Saul of Tarsus, the future St. Paul, approached Barnabas after the miraculous events surrounding his conversion, and was first introduced to St. Peter through him. About five years later, Barnabas and Paul spent a year in Antioch, building up the Church community whose members were the first to go by the name of “Christians.” Both Paul and Barnabas received a calling from God to become the “Apostles of the Gentiles,” although the title is more often associated with St. Paul. The reference to the “laying-on of hands” in Acts, chapter 13, suggests that Paul and Barnabas may have been consecrated as bishops on this occasion.”  PICTURE of Saint Barnabas. See also:  June 11 – Saint Barnabas the Apostle, Patron Saint of Peace, (Multilingual), SAINT BARNABAS PRAYER.

Saint Barnabas the Apostle, Patron Saint of Peace (Feast Date: June 11)

Extract from St. Barnabas (a biography): “Barnabas was an important person in the foundation of the early Church and the spread of the gospel. He is mentioned fairly often in the Acts of the Apostles and in several of Paul’s letters. He is honored with the title apostle. Barnabas was born in Cyprus. His given name was Joseph; the apostles gave him the Hebrew name Barnabas, which means ‘Son of Encouragement,’ in honor of his work in the church. (Acts 4:36) Joseph Barnabas was born into a Jewish family, members of the tribe of Levi. As Jews of the Diaspora living outside of Palestine, they would have spoken Greek. We don’t know when Barnabas came to Palestine. He may have been in the company of disciples who traveled with Jesus; some of the early church writers thought so. If he did not know Jesus before the crucifixion, Barnabas heard the apostles’ preaching very soon after Pentecost. Barnabas believed in the power of the gospel message to change people’s hearts. . . . “ See PICTURE of St. Barnabas the Apostle. See also: Barnabas (Multilingual), Saint Barnabas the Apostle (EN), St. Barnabas (EN), St. Barnabas (EN),  SAN BERNABE, Apóstol (Siglo I)Fiesta: 11 de Junio (SP), San Barnaba Apostolo 11 giugno (IT) Saint Barnabé (FR), 11 czerwca Święty Barnaba, Apostoł (PO), Święty Barnaba (PO) . VIDEOS: Saint Barnabas, St. Barnabas. SAINT BARNABAS PRAYER.


 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Barnabas the Apostle on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Closure of Medical Center due to Violence against Aid Workers in the Horn of Africa December 2011-January 2012 (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: January 30 – February 12, 2012.

Suicide Bombing Attack in Pakistan (August 19, 2011) (Asia)  See World Mission Rosary Intentions: August 29 – September 11, 2011.


The Carmelites:  Lectio: Saint Barnabas, Apostle Mt 10: 7-13
Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia:  Barnabas
Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia:  Epistle of Barnabas
WikiSource:  Ante-Nicene Fathers/Volume I/Barnabas/The Epistle of Barnabas

The Acts of Barnabas:  The Acts of Barnabas (PDF)
AmericanCatholic.org:  St. Barnabas
Answers.com Reference Answers:  Barnabas
Barnabas:  The Man Who Encouraged Others
Biographical Sketches of memorable Christians of the Past:  Barnabas the Apostle
CatholicCulture.org:  Memorial of St. Barnabas, Apostle
CNA Catholic News Agency:  St. Barnabas, Apostle
Catholic Online:  St. Barnabas
“Come and See” Icons, Books and Art:  St. Barnabas the Apostle
Confidence in the Word Bible Focus:  Questions to Help You Focus on Barnabas
dmoz Open Directory Project:  Saint Barnabas the Apostle
Early Christian Writings:  Introductory Note to the Epistle of Barnabas
The Enlightened Website:  Barnabas The Son of Encouragement
eNotes:  Barnabas
The Golden Legend or Lives of the Saints:  The Life of Saint Barnabas the Apostle
The Gospel of Barnabas:  The Gospel of Barnabas
Grace Notes:  Barnabas
Great Unknown People of the Bible:  Barnabas “Son of Encouragement”
Harmony of the New Testament:  Verses About the Apostles
The Holy Disciple Barnabas:  The Holy Disciple Barnabas
HubPages:  Barnabas – The Man of Encouragement (With Links to Books)
IChurch, All Saints:  Barnabas the Apostle
Mystagogy:  The Apostle Barnabas and The Church of Cyprus
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia:  St. Barnabas
New World Encyclopedia:  Saint Barnabas
Orthodox Church in America:  Apostle Barnabas of the Seventy
Orthodox Wiki:  Apostle Barnabas
Paul and People:  John Mark: Always Playing Second Fiddle (With Excerpts of Barnabas)
Saint Barnabas, Apostle:  Barnabas, Apostle
Saint Barnabas the Apostle:  The Story of Barnabas
Saints/Feasts of the Church Biographical sketches of the Saints, et al:  Barnabas the Apostle (Links to Books)
Saints.SQPN.com: Saint Barnabas the Apostle
Suite101.com Catholicism:  Saint Barnabas, Apostle and Martyr
Vatican City:  Saint Barnabas the Apostle
Verses About the Apostles “Travels and Acts”:  Paul’s First Missionary Journey (With Barnabas)
Who was Barnabas:  St. Barnabas a Biography, Another Version of His Life


Garden of Praise Free Educational Materials:  Barnabas
Holy Spirit Interactive Kids Zone:  St. Barnabas
Kids.Net.AU:  Barnabas


Grace Bible Church of Costa Mesa, CA:  Encouragement: Barnabas-The Son of Encouragement
Pastor Dave Humpal’s Home Page, “Help for the Hurting Christian”:  Barnabas The Apostle of Encouragement

Games and Quizzes:

Click Here to Play:  All About Barnabas

Monuments and Pilgrimages:

Historical Places to Visit:  St. Barnabas Monastery
The Society of St. John the Evangelist:  St. Barnabas the Apostle


Christian Iconography:  St. Barnabas with St. Mary


Barnabas the Apostle 11 June NT:  Barnabas the Apostle
CommonPrayer.org:  Propers for Saint Barnabas the Apostle
Women for Faith and Family:  Saint Barnabas, Apostle

Videos and Books:

Da Mihi Animas:  Saint of the Day: Barnabas the Apostle
Evidence and Paul’s Journeys:  The Riot at Lystra (Journey with Barnabas)
Prologue of Ohrid:  Saint Barnabas, The Apostle
RiteBrain Online Liturlogical Library:  Saint Barnabas the Apostle
YouTube.com:  The Apostle 07-18 – Paul and Barnabas


Aquinas and More Catholic Goods:  St. Barnabas the Apostle
Religious Jewelry, Symbols of Faith at Patriotic-Jewelry.com:  Saint Barnabas the Apostle (With Prayer)

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.


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