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Feastday: January 14

Patron of widows; invoked against poverty

Death: ~340


Grandmother of Sts. Basil and Gregory of Nyssa. She was trained in the faith by St. Gregory Thaumaturgis. During the persecution instituted by Emperor Diocletian, Macrina and her husband had to flee Neocaesarea, in Pontus. They lived on the shores of the Black Sea.


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