I am bishop of Asina (Esne, known as Antinopolis) Kemet. I was a monk. In the persecutions of Roman Emperor, Diocletian’s authorities jailed me. I was tortured for three years. Constantine’s authorities freed me. 19 Dec. Coptic Calendar.
- "excerpts taken from Victories of the Martyrs," by St. Alphonsus de Liguori Taken from the Acts of St. Anastasia, who is mentioned in the Canon of the Mass, and commemorated by the Church [old calendar] on December 25, St. Anastasia was a spiritual child of St. ... continue readingMore Female Saints
St. Joan de Lestonnac was born in Bordeaux, France, in 1556. She married at the age of seventeen. The happy marriage produced four children, but her husband died suddenly in 1597. After her children ... continue reading
By Justin Soutar