St. Sarah the Matriarch

St. Sarah the Matriarch Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/19


Patron Of: Abuse Victims, gypsies

Also known as

    * Sari
    * Sarai
    * Sara

Memorial

    * 19 August

Profile

    Jewish Old Testament Matriarch. Wife of the Patriarch Abraham. A convert from paganism, she was the first female convert to the faith of Abraham. Nomad in the desert of Canaan. When she was aged 90, she heard angels say she would finally become a mother. She laughed at the idea, and when her son was born, she named him Isaac from the word for laughter.

Died

    * of natural causes at age 127

Canonized

    * Pre-Congregation

Patronage

    * Gitans
    * Spanish gypsies

 



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