Married. Her first husband died fighting the Saracens. Her second husband became a monk. Athanasia turned their home into a convent, then built Timia Abbey to house a larger congregation. Her reputation for holiness spread, and she became an advisor to Empress Theodora.
- “Saint Athanasia of Timia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 August 2012. Web. 18 April 2015. <>