Abra of Poitiers

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Saint Abra
Born December 12 339
Honored in

Roman Catholic Church

Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast December 12

Saint Abra (c.343-c.360) was the daughter of Hilary of Poitiers and has herself been recognized as a saint.

She was born before her father converted to Christianity and was made a bishop. At her father's advice she took the vow of virginity and became a nun. During her father's exile from Poitiers she and her mother remained there. She died shortly after his return in 360.

Her feast day is celebrated on 12 December in Poitiers.

References[edit]

  • Holweck, F. G., A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.