ABRAHAM (St.) Conf. (March 16) (4th cent.) A hermit of Edessa and native of Chidana in Mesopotamia, famous for his austerity of life, for his fruitful preaching and for the miraculous conversion of his niece, venerated with him as St. Mary. His life was written by St. Ephrem and he is honoured in all the Liturgies. He died about A.D. 360.