St. Anne

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St. Anne

Feast dayAugust 8
Patronof Australia, Brisbane, Knights of the Southern Cross
BirthJanuary 15, 1842
Death August 8, 1909
BeatifiedJanuary 19, 1995 by Pope John Paul II
canonized October 17, 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI

Also called Euphemianus, a widow, born in Constantinople. From a good family, Anne was forced to marry. When widowed, she assumed a male disguise and the name of Euphemianus. As this male, Anne entered an abbey on Mount Olympus. Revered for holiness, she was asked to become an abbess but remained in an obscure monastery.


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