The image below shows an icon of today’s saint. He was a Cypriot Jew and a companion of St Paul. His name means ‘Son of Encouragement’, or ‘Son of Consolation’.

 

All of us can fall prey to discouragement and desolation in our life’s journeys, and so today we ask the intercession of St Barnabas, that he may come to our aid in whatever our trials may be at the moment. May God bless you, and give you courage and consolation!