Saturday, July 4, 2020

Saint Mary of Egypt – Saint of the Day – April 1

Saint Mary of Egypt Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Mary of Egypt, dancer, singer Born: 344AD in Egypt, Africa. Worked in Jerusalem. Died: c.421 in Trans-Jordan desert, Palestine. Feast Day is celebrated on April 1.


The Feast of Saint Mary of Egypt – Saint of the Day Biography

Saint Mary, dancer, singer Profile

Date of Birth 344 AD
Country of Birth Egypt of Africa
Matrimony/Holy Orders Not Married who became Saints
Profession dancer, singer, Hermitess 
Place of Work Jerusalem
Date of Death 421 AD
Place of Death Trans Jordan desert, Palestine
Feast Day April 1
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1 Penitent women
2 Against sexual temptation
3 Reformed prostitutes
St. Mary of Egypt

Saint Mary of Egypt Biography

Saint Mary was born in Egypt in 344 AD. This woman was very beautiful and a great sinner. At age 12, she ran away from home to the city of Alexandria. St. Mary of Egypt became a singer and prostitute for seventeen years.

St. Mary’s life choices led her to lose her family and miserable. Jerusalem was her only hope. She traveled when there was a pilgrimage. Upon seeing the Blessed Virgin Mary, she was in tears and vowed to change her life.

Mary a reformed prostitute traveled back to Egypt and spent the rest of her life a hermitess in the desert.


Maria Aegyptica died in 421 AD and her Feast celebrated on April 1.