The wife of the elder
Gregory of Nazianzus and the mother of the
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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