August 21 – Abraham of Smolensk; Bassa of Edessa

Abraham of Smolensk (d. ca. 1224) was the last of a long line of sisters—rather, the fulfillment of his parents’ prayers for a son, in pursuit of which they made twelve (no doubt lovely) daughters. When his parents passed away, he gave his inheritance to the poor, dressed in rags, and wandered through the streets… Continue reading August 21 – Abraham of Smolensk; Bassa of Edessa