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St. Eudocia

II Century
A Samaritan woman born in Heliopolis, St. Eudocia was a courtesan before her conversion to Christianity. She, the legends say, then distributed her wealth to the poor and entered a convent, where she may have become the abbess. Some contend she was betrayed by former lovers; a man named Vincent tried her and ordered her beheading, possibly around 152.

Karen Rae Keck


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