Saint Abigail's story is rich with Irish lore. An angel told her she would find nine deer grazing in the place she was meant to spend her life. Abigail traveled until she found the deer in County Cork. She loved bees and became a beekeeper, using honey to treat the sick. Abigail ministered to the needy until her "soul left her body," represented in Irish legend by a flying bee.
Feast Day: February 11
Patronage: Beekeepers, Fertility, Holistic Health, Nature