Saint Babilas: The Iconography
JANUARY 24
In the third century St. Babilas was a bishop of Antioch, where he was martyred along with three Christian youths whom he had educated in the faith – Urban, Prilidian, and Apolonius.

Prepared in 2014 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Georgia Regents University, revised 2015-08-24.

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1687 Statue of St. Babilas in the Cathedral of St. Mary, Pamplona, Spain

NAMES

  • Sometimes spelled Babylas
  • In Navarre the saint is celebrated under the name San Babil.

HAGIOGRAPHY

Photograph taken at the Pamplona Cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.