Featured Saint 17/06/22

Saint Mary of Egypt

Claim to fame: She was a famous harlot who had an experience with St Mary which led her to flee and live the rest of her life repenting in the desert.

Quote: “Thus I lived in this wilderness for the first seventeen years. Darkness after darkness, misery after misery stood about me, a sinner. But from that time until now the Mother of God helps me in everything.” St Mary of Egypt to St Zosimas

Fun fact: Her conversion began when there was a force preventing her from entering a church until she repented and was then able to enter.