THE EGYPTIAN (5th century)

A Saint and ascetic. She left home at the age of 12 and went to Alexandria. After a career of infamy there, as an actress and courtesan for 17 years, she was converted on the threshold of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. She spent the rest of her long life as a in asceticism in the desert of Jordan.

After 47 years, a devote monk called met her there by chance. She asked him to come to see her in the following year to give her the communion. But when he came, he found her dead body. He buried her, helped by a lion. is commemorated in the Arabic Synaxarion of the in the sixth of Baramudah. She is venerated by the Church as a great of repentance.