Saint of the Day – October 8 – Saint Thais the Penitent, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

The Memorial of Saint Thais the Penitent

Saint Thais the Penitent is the Patron Saint of Sinners

Saint Thais the Penitent Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Saint Thais the Penitent brief life History

Date of Birth 4th century
Country of Birth Egypt in Africa
Matrimony/Holy Orders Not Married who became Saints
Profession She was a repentant sinner
Place of Work Egypt
Date of Death 348 AD
Place of Death Eqyptian Desert
Feast Day October 8
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Sinners

Saint Thais the Penitent Short life History

Saint Thaïs the Penitent Also known as Thaisis, Thaisia. 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.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Following her acceptance into the Church, Thaïs is shown a convent cell where she is provisioned for three years. During her years of solitude she performs penance for her sins. When she later emerges, it is said, she lives among the nuns of the Egyptian desert only for a brief period of fifteen days, before she dies.