St. Macrina the Elder


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 01/14


Patron Of: Against Poverty, Widows

Memorial
    14 January

Profile
    Grandmother of Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Saint Peter of Sebaste, and Saint Macrina the Younger, and apparently raised Basil. Spiritual student of Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus. She and her husband lived in hiding in a forest at Pontus for seven years during the persecution of Diocletian, nearly starving several times. Widowed.

Died
    c.340

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Patronage
    against poverty
    widows



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