Saint Amos ~ A Shepherd-Turned-Prophet

Saint Amos the Prophet

Curiously, Saint Amos was a shepherd in the southern kingdom of Judah when the LORD called him to be a prophet … in the northern kingdom of Israel.  God’s message through Amos was to encourage justice and genuine spirituality.

Amos was quoted at the Council of Jerusalem:
                        After this I shall return
                                    and rebuild the fallen hut of David:
                        from its ruins I shall rebuild it
                                    and raise it up again.
(compare Acts 15:16 with Amos 9:11-12)
8th Century B.C.

Feast of Saint Amos:  June 15