St. Abraham Kidunaia

Catholic Courier    |    03.08.2008
Category: Kids Chronicle


Abraham Kidunaia was born in Mesopotamia sometime in the sixth century. His parents were very prominent members of the city, and they were very wealthy.
 
Following a custom of the time, Abraham’s parents selected a young woman to be his bride. Abraham did not want to offend his parents, but he had planned to lead a life as a single man. On the day before his wedding, Abraham ran away and hid in the desert. When he was finally found, he was kneeling in prayer. His parents did not force him to marry, but Abraham lived for many years in a very small cell as a hermit.
 
When his parents died, he gave their fortune away to people in need. He eventually became a priest.
 
With his persistence and faith, he was able to convert an entire colony of people who worshiped idols. We honor him on March 16.

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