A mother who nearly died in childbirth, her husband Pinian was so relieved when she survived he gave her a choice to do anything she wished.
This seemed to include his mother-in-law as well, or maybe she just took advantage. So his villa was used as a hospice and his estates were sold to buy the freedom of thousands of slaves.
They then moved to Africa to escape Goths, and eventually ended up in Jerusalem where our Saint outlived Pinian and her mother.
St. Melania the Younger Facts and Figures
Name: Melania the Younger
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Birth and Death Dates: 393-439
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 609
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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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