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St MARY-OF-EGYPT

Hermit and Penitent, she was a prostitute who joined a pilgrimage to Jerusalem hoping for extra trade.

She tried to enter a church but was pushed back by an invisible holy force. So she tried a little prayer to an image of the Virgin MARY — and she was in.

Surprisingly there were messages waiting for her (a sort of celestial dot com? Heavenly voice mail?). She was told to cross the river Jordan and live in the wilderness.

She didn't question the new technology, but went ahead as directed, taking three loaves of miracle bread to last her for life. Her clothes wore out but this didn't matter too much as her hair grew to fur coat length.

A priest appeared on the bank one day and offered her the host, but could not find a boat so she walked over the water to meet him. He came again next year, and found her dead so he must have acquired a boat.

He tried to dig a grave without a spade and a lion came to help him. We just can't help thinking the lion many have come back later and dug up a bit of supper for himself.

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT St MARY-OF-EGYPT : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : MARY-OF-EGYPT
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-???
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 98

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