Saint Euphrasia – Saint of the Day – July 25

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Saint Euphrasia Biography

Saint Euphrasia Profile. Born: 380 AD in Italy, Europe. Worked in Egypt. Died: 420 AD in Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on July 25.

The Memorial of Saint Euphrasia – Saint of the Day

Saint Euphrasia Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 380 AD
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Not Married
Profession Hermitess
Place of Work Egypt
Date of Death 420 AD
Place of Death Italy
Feast Day July 25
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of N/A

Saint Euphrasia Biography

Saint Euphrasia, born into the Roman nobility, daughter of Antigonus, Senator of Constantinople. Relative of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I, who completed the transformation of Rome into a Christian state. Her father died shortly after the birth of Euphrasia; she and her mother became wards of the Emperor.

When Euphrasia was only five years old, the emperor arranged a marriage with the son of a senator. Two years later, she and her mother moved to their country in Egypt. There, Euphrasia entered a monastery as a child; Her mother soon died for natural reasons, leaving the novice as an orphan.

At the age of twelve, Emperor Aracdius, successor to Theodosius, ordered Euphrasia to marry the senator's son by agreement. Euphrasia has requested that she dissolve the marriage agreement, sell her family's property, and pay the price. Arcadius agreed and Euphyrasia spent her life in the Egyptian monastery.

Known for her prayer life and the constant self-imposed fasting; Sometimes she spent the day carrying heavy stones from place to place to exhaust her body and keep her mind from temptation. She suffered from gossip and false accusations, much of it was a foreigner in her house. She is held up by Saint John Damascene as a model.

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