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St. Nonna

IV Century
The wife of the elder Gregory of Nazianzus and the mother of the younger, whom the Eastern Orthodox call Gregory the Theologian, and of St. Gorgonia, St. Nonna was a pious woman whose example converted her husband from a Judaic-pagan cult to Christianity. She was good to the poor, and in the oration given at her funeral, her son praises her virtue.

Karen Rae Keck


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