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Feastday: October 27

Death: 372

A holy hermit, listed in some records as "the Poor" or "the Child," allusions to his purity of heart and to the simplicity of his lifestyle ways. He was born in Menuf "or Minuf", Egypt, a site northwest of Cairo in the Delta region of the Nile. He became a disciple of St. Pachomius, the founder of cenobitic monasticism. Abraham spent almost two decades in a cave near Pachomius' foundations in the Delta.

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