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An Unknown Girl in Alexandria

Commemorated on March 3

She was from a wealthy house, having a good father who suffered and had a difficult death, and an evil mother who had an easy life, died in peace and was buried with honor.

In uncertainty whether to live by the example of her father or mother, this maiden had a vision, in which the state of her father and of her mother were shown to her. She saw her father in the Kingdom of God, and her mother in darkness and torment. She decided to devote her whole life to God, and, like her father, follow the commandments without regard to any opposition or misfortune that she might have to endure.

She followed the commandments of God to the end, with His help, and was made worthy of the Kingdom of heaven, in which she was reunited with her beloved father.

From the Prologue by permission of