Saint Marthe

Saint Marthe depicted at the foot of the pillar of her sonAlso known as

  • Martha

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Married to a man named John from Edessa; she had previously made a private vow of virginity but received a revelation that she should agree to the arranged marriage. Mother of Saint Simeon Stylites the Younger. Widowed when Simeon was very young, she devoted herself to his Christian education. Visionary who received apparitions of Saint John the Baptist and of angels.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Marthe“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 July 2016. Web. 10 December 2016. <>