Â I am the confessor and abbot of the Nitrian desert. I was a disciple of Saint Anthony and practiced silence. I won martyrdom at Alexandria. St. Melania and St. Athanasius came to me for spiritual matters and counseling. I died in St Melania's presence, 393 A.D.,27 Aug., 18 July.
Little is known of her life, and the information was received by private revelation from her. Martyred at about age 14 in the early days of the Church. In 1802 the remains of a young woman were found in the catacomb of Saint Priscilla on the Via Salaria. It was ... continue readingMore Female Saints
Ava was the daughter of King Pepin. She was cured of blindness by St. Rainfredis, became a Benedictine nun at Dinart, Hainault, and later was elected Abbess. Her feast day is April 29th. continue reading
By Justin Soutar