While on a journey from Syria to Egypt to learn from the desert monks, he was kidnapped by thieves and kept captive for five years. He eventually escaped and by land and sea made his way to Gaul where he settled as a hermit near Clermont in the Auvergne region. His reputation for holiness spread, and he attracted so many would be students that he had to build a monastery for them. Miracle worker.
- 472 of natural causes
- “Saint Abraham of Clermont“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 June 2015. Web. 24 February 2017. <>