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10/8/2018 (1 month ago)
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Las Santas Tais y Pelagia fueron dos mujeres pecadoras que se arrepintieron, encontraron la misericordia de Dios y se volvieron penitentes. Tais fue una meretriz de Alejandria y Pelagia una bailarina de Antioquia.

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By (CNA/EWTN)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
10/8/2018 (1 month ago)

Published in Christian Saints & Heroes

Keywords: celebrate, the feast, Holy Tais and Pelagia


REDACCION CENTRAL (ACI Prensa) - De acuerdo a la leyenda, Santa Tais era una pecadora publica en Egipto del siglo IV que fue convertida por el Obispo egipcio de la Tebaida Superior, San Pafnucio, llevada a un convento y encerrada en una celda.

Luego de tres anos de penitencia fue liberada y ubicada entre las monjas, pero solo vivio catorce dias mas, muriendo penitente.

Es patrona de Alejandria y se la representa arropada con ricas y coloreadas sedas, con un espejo, simbolo de la coqueteria, y una gargantilla de perlas que representan sus riquezas mal adquiridas.

Por su parte Santa Pelagia era pagana, nacio en el siglo IV, y se convirtio al cristianismo gracias al Obispo de Antioquia.

Basto oirlo para que Dios la moviera a sincera conversion, pidiera el bautismo y cambiara sus danzas, sus mascaras y abalorios por la penitencia.

Una vez bautizada fue a Jerusalen y vivio tres anos en un monasterio del Monte de los Olivos bajo disfraz de hombre y haciendose llamar fray Pelagio. Es patrona de comicos y arrepentidos, y tiene por atributo una mascara teatral.

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