Saints Every Catholic Hipster Needs to Know About

Saints Every Catholic Hipster Needs to Know About January 17, 2019

St. Mary of Egypt

Mary was a hermitess who lived alone in the desert of Egypt for forty-seven years as penance for her previously sinful life. In a chance meeting approximately one year before her death, she encountered St. Zosimas and recounted her life story to him. She told him that she had run away to Alexandria as a child and had lived a lascivious lifestyle completely taken over by her sexual passions. After many years of that lifestyle, she repented and then lived the rest of her life in the desert as penance. When St. Zosimas returned to her the next year, he found her dead but incorrupt.


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