Mid 3rd Century
Late 3rd Century
(executed by her father)
Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodoxy, Aglipayan & Anglican Churches
Patron Saint of:
Architects, Artillerymen, Firemen, Miners, Mathematicians, and Prisoners
The Prayer of St. Barbara
O Saint Barbara
you are revered among the faithful
as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
Your life serves as a vivid reminder that
our world is filled with extreme anger and pain,
but that our faith and hope in the
Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
can alleviate our burdens.
Pray for me from heaven
that I may follow your example
by treating God
with His established plan for my life.
Prayer to Saint Barbara
you are stronger than the tower of a fortress
and the fury of hurricanes.
Do not let lightning hit me, thunder frighten me
or the roar of canons jolt my courage or bravery.
Stay always by my side so that I may confront
all the storms and battles of my life
with my head held high and a serene countenance.
Winning all the struggles, may I,
aware of doing my duty, be grateful to you,
my protector, and render thanks to God,
the Creator of heaven, earth and nature
who has the power to dominate the fury of the storm
and to mitigate the cruelty of war.
St Barbara, pray for us.