St. Sarah

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 product 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. Saint Sarah’s feast day is August 19th.