St. Rachel the Matriarch

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 11/01


1 November
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Old Testament Jewish Matriarch. Wife of the Patriach Jacob. She spent a lengthy marriage in shame over her sterility, considered a sign of God's disfavor. However, late in life she had two sons, Joseph, he of the many-coloured coat, and Benjamin.
Born
17th-18th century BC
Died
17th-18th century BC in childbirth; buried in Bethlehem
Name Meaning
the lamb



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All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


 
 
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