• Hebrew: wandering


Handmaid of Sara (Genesis 16; 21) by whom Abraham begot Ismael. After the birth of Isaac, Sara caused the expulsion of Agar and her son from the dwellings of the patriarch. The unfortunate woman determined to abandon the boy to death in the wilderness but hearkened to the angel who foretold his people as the progenitor of a great people, the Ismaelites.

MLA Citation

  • “Agar“. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 September 2013. Web. 28 October 2021. <>