I was born in the vicinity of Oshmunein, Kemet. I managed the property of a wealthy patron. But I decided to become a monk, in the monastery near Ansina. The persecution of Roman Emperor Diocletian saw me suffer torture, and jail. Constantine's reign freed me . I died peacefully in the monastery. Martyred at Kemet with no blood effusion.I worked many miracles through the grace of God, 5 Dec.,Coptic Calendar.
Although we have evidence that Agatha was venerated at least as far back as the sixth century, the only facts we have about her are that she was born in Sicily and died there a martyr. In the legend of her life, we are told that she belonged to a rich, important ... continue readingMore Female Saints
Born in Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy, on October 16 1890; her farmworker father moved his family to Ferrier di Conca, near Anzio. Her father died of malaria and her mother had to struggle to feed her ... continue reading
By Justin Soutar