St ABRAHAM-KIDUNAIAAlso known as ABRAHAM-THE-HERMIT, ABRAHAM-KIDUNAJA
Patron Saint of Hermits
He ran off from his wedding feast and walled himself up in a cell. Friends and disciples fed him through a small hole. When he inherited estates from his rich parents in Edessa (Chidana) in Mesopotamia he gave them all away.
After four years, most of the mob succumbed to baptism. Possibly a deal was struck. 'Anythin' to stop his weepin' and wailin' and preachin'. Yes, we'll stick our heads in the river for a moment or two if he'll just go away.'
His mission accomplished, our hermit went back to his cell. He emerged one last time to rescue his brother's daughter from a life of sin after she had been seduced by a wicked monk. As a special treat he let her live in the desert for the rest of her life.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : March 16th
Birth and Death Dates : 296-366
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ABRAHAM-THE-HERMIT, ABRAHAM-KIDUNAJA
Popularity index : 129
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