July 19 - Saint Macrina

She was the first of ten children of Saint Basil the Elder and Saint Emmelia. Macrina was engaged to get married when she was 12 years old, but her fiancé suddenly died and Macrina decided to remain single. She helped raise your nine younger brothers and sisters. Along with her parents and three brothers, she is a saint. Saint Peter of Sebaste, Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory of Nyssa were her brothers. Saint Basil constructed a house for his mother and Macrina, which was like that of convent because many women lived there.

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