St. Frumentius

St. Frumentius was born circa the fourth century in what is now Lebanon. While on a sea trip, his ship wrecked on the shore of Ethiopia. St. Frumentius and his brother, St. Aedeius, were the only ones to survive. The brothers were taken to the king, who made them members of the court. After the king died, the brothers became members of the queen’s court. With the queen’s permission, they introduced Christianity to the region. St. Frumentius had St. Athanasius send missionaries to Ethiopia, where he became bishop. The saint converted many before he died circa 380. St. Frumentius is patron saint of Ethiopia.

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