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Saint of the Week: St. Barnabas - June 11

TheTrueEnlightenment General Audience of Pope Benedict XVI, 31 January 2007 – Saints Barnabas, Silas (also called Silvanus), and Apollos detail of a stained glass window of Saint Barnabas the Apost…More
TheTrueEnlightenment General Audience of Pope Benedict XVI, 31 January 2007 – Saints Barnabas, Silas (also called Silvanus), and Apollos
detail of a stained glass window of Saint Barnabas the Apostle; old cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Bazas, Gironde, France; photographed on 28 March 2013 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsContinuing our journey among the protagonists who were the first to spread Christianity, today let us turn our attention to some of Saint Paul’s other collaborators. We must recognize that the Apostle is an eloquent example of a man open to collaboration: he did not want to do everything in the Church on his own but availed himself of many and very different colleagues.
We cannot reflect on all these precious assistants because they were numerous. It suffices to recall among the others, Epaphras (cf. Col 1: 7; 4: 12; Phlm 23); Epaphroditus (cf. Phil 2: 25; 4: 18), Tychicus (cf. Acts 20:4; Ephesians 6:21; Colossians 4:7; II Timothy 4:12; Titus 3:12)…More