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St. Sarah

St. Sarah by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS

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Saint Sarah is the Old Testament Matriarch and wife of the Patriarch Abraham. She was the first female convert from paganism to the faith of her husband. She was part of God's covenant promise to Abraham that together they would produce a great nation. Childless most of her life, one day angels visited her and told her that she would finally become a mother at the age of 90. Sarah laughed. A year later when the prophecy came true and she bore a son, she named him 'Isaac'; which means 'laughter'. Sarah is the ancestress of the Hebrew people. She died at the age of 127, the only woman in the Hebrew Scriptures whose age is given.

Her Feast Day is August 19.

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Her original name was Sarai. According to the book of Genesis, God changed her name to Sarah as a part of a covenant. Her husband, Abram, his name changed too. His was changed to Abraham. Sarah is the patron saint of laughter. She was born during the Old Testament. Sarah's birthplace is unknown. She was 127 years old when she died. She is the wife of Abraham. Sarah's feast day is August 19th.

 

When Sarah was 90 years old she had a dream. Angels approached her, telling her that she would give birth to her long waited first child. She named the child, Isaac. Isaac's name means laughter.