Saturday, January 14, 2023

Saint for Saturday


St. Macrina the Elder

Feastday: January 14
Patron: of widows; invoked against poverty
Death: ~340S

Grandmother of Sts. Basil and Gregory of Nyssa. She was trained in the faith by St. Gregory Thaumaturgis. During the persecution instituted by Emperor Diocletian, Macrina and her husband had to flee Neocaesarea, in Pontus. They lived on the shores of the Black Sea.

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