Book of Saints – Thais


(Saint) Penitent (October 8) (4th century) The famous convert from a long life of sin, drawn to Christ and to penance in Egypt by Saint Paphnutius. For many years the repentant woman was shut up in a sealed cell and only towards the close of her life was she allowed by her spiritual advisers, Saint Antony, Saint Paul the Simple and Saint Paphnutius, to share even the austere life of the other Sisters. She died A.D. 348.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Thais”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 October 2016. Web. 21 January 2019. <>