Blessed Abraham of Strelna



Like his three brothers, he became a Premonstratensian monk at the monastery in Hradisko, Moravia (in modern Slovakia). He withdrew from the monastery to live for 30 years as a hermit, but was eventually ordered back to the monastery in 1229 and was soon after elected abbot. He agreed on the condition that he would only serve for three years and could then return to his hermit‘s shack.



  • 4 April 1232 in his hermitage in Hradisko, Moravia (in modern Slovakia) of natural causes
  • buried alongside his three brothers in Hradisko in the Church of the Mother of God and Saint George, a structure all the brothers had worked to build
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Abraham of Strelna“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2019. Web. 24 September 2021. <>