Friday, October 15, 2010

Saint Abraham of Cyriacus

Saint Abraham of Cyriacus

Memorial

* 15 June

Profile

Captured by bandits in Egypt, he was imprisoned and enslaved by them for five years before he could escape. Making his way to Europe, he lived as a hermit near Clermont, Gaul (modern France). Priest. Abbot of Saint Cyriacus abbey.

Born

* on the banks of the River Euphrates in Mesopotamia (in modern Iraq)

Died

* c.480 of natural causes

Canonized

* Pre-Congregation

Patronage

* against fever

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