The Memorial of Saint Thais the Penitent
Saint Thais the Penitent is the Patron Saint of Sinners
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|
|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.