Sarah the Matriarch

detail from 'Abraham, Sarah, and the Angel' by Jan Provost, c.1500, Musée du Louvre, ParisAlso known as

  • Sari
  • Sarai
  • Sara



Jewish Old Testament Matriarch. Wife of the Patriarch Abraham. A convert from paganism, she was the first female convert to the faith of Abraham. Nomad in the desert of Canaan. When she was aged 90, she heard angels say she would finally become a mother. She laughed at the idea, and when her son was born, she named him Isaac from the word for laughter.


  • of natural causes at age 127


MLA Citation

  • “Sarah the Matriarch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 January 2019. Web. 28 October 2021. <>