Abra of Poitiers

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Saint Abra
Born December 12 339
Venerated 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.


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