Book of Saints – Athanasia – 9 October


ATHANASIA (Saint) (October 9) (5th century) The wife of Saint Andronicus, who, like him, on the death of their children, embraced the life of a solitary in the desert of Scete in Egypt. In some Greek accounts she is said to have concealed her sex, which was revealed after death by a paper which she left for her husband, who, without recognising her, was present at her deathbed (about A.D. 450).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Athanasia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 August 2012. Web. 28 October 2020. <>