(Saint) Widow (January 26) (5th century) Of this Saint we have the Life written by Saint Jerome, her contemporary and spiritual adviser. She was a Roman lady of noble birth, married to a certain Toxotius who like her was of Patrician descent. They had five children, one of whom, Saint Eustochia, Saint Jerome styles “the precious jewel of the Church.” In her widowhood, Saint Paula embraced the Religious life, and for twenty years presided over the Sisterhood founded by Saint Jerome at Bethlehem in the Holy Land. To all and throughout her whole life she gave abundant evidence of her eminent sanctity. Saint Jerome bears witness to this in the words of the Epitaph he composed for her tomb at her death, A.D. 404.
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