What is known about Saint Abigail?


#1

I want to learn more about her because we have the same name, and I’ve always been interested in her. Strangely, I can’t find much of anything about her on the internet. It seems that no one really knows much about this Saint.
Doyou know anything about her? Her story, what she’s the patron of?
Thanks you!


#2

She was one of the wives of King David in the Old Testament. See saints.sqpn.com/abigail-the-matriarch/ , which includes an excerpt from the First Book of Samuel that mentions Abigail.

I also found this brief description on another website:

Abigail was the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. And after his death, she became the wife of David (1 Samuel 25:3, 14-42; 2 Samuel 2:2; 1 Chronicles 3:1).

Abigail’s husband, Nabal, was an ill-tempered, drunken man. When David was hiding from the jealous King Saul, he asked Nabal for food for himself and his men. Nabal bluntly refused. Abigail, in her wisdom, gathered enough food for David’s men, rode out to meet David, and bowed before him to show her respect.

By agreeing with David that Nabal had acted with great disrespect, she stemmed David’s anger. To Abigail’s credit, she did not leave her Godless husband. When Nabal died, David married Abigail and she later bore him a son, Chileab.

Many of the holy men and women of the Old Testament are considered saints even though they lived long before the Church had a formal canonization process.


#3

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