Blessed Nectaire of Sainte-Anne



Though raised a Christian, when Nectaire went into the service of a Turk, he converted to Islam. When he discovered that his mother, whom he thought he dead, was still alive, he travelled to see her, and back home he renounced Islam and returned to Christianity. He spent some time in exile, but eventually returned to Ephesus, publicly proclaimed his faith, and was murdered for it. Martyr.


  • Ephesus


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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Nectaire of Sainte-Anne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 February 2020. Web. 28 July 2021. <>