St. Sarah of the Desert
The life of Amma Sarah of the Desert is known only from the sayings and
stories collected in the
Apothegmata of the Desert Fathers. She was a
solitary who lived for 60 years in a cell on a river (presumably the Nile)
at which she never looked. She fought a fierce battle for many years with
a demon who tempted her to fornication. She is thought to have lived near
Sketis in the time of Theodosius II (408-450).
Karen Rae Keck
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