Following a long life of sin, Thais converted to Christianity, brought to the faith by Saint Paphnutius of Heracleopolis in Egypt. To avoid temptation and spend the next three years in prayer, she moved into a closed cell and would only communicate with her spiritual advisors Saint Anthony the Abbot, Saint Paul the Simple and Saint Paphnutius. After that she moved into a convent, but lived only two more weeks.
- “Saint Thaïs the Penitent“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 October 2016. Web. 16 January 2017. <>