Mary of Egypt«Ϯⲁⲅⲓⲁ Ⲙⲁⲣⲓⲁ Ⲛⲣⲉⲙⲛ̀ⲭⲏⲙⲓ / Μαρία η Αιγυπτία / مريم المصرية»

(c. 344–c. 421)
Grazer / Βοσκός, Hermit, Penitent
Desert Mother
Place of birth:Province of Egypt (Diocese of the East) (Roman Empire)
Place of death:Province of Palaestina Prima (Diocese of the East) (Byzantine Empire)††
3 April
Patron of:fallen women
Provincia Aegypti (Dioecēsis Orientis) (Imperium Romanum) / Ἐπαρχία Αἰγύπτου (Διοίκησις Ἑῴα) (Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων) [297–c. 380]
††Provincia Palaestina Prima (Dioecēsis Orientis) (Imperium Romanum) / ἐπαρχία Πρώτη Παλαιστίνης (Διοίκησις Ἑῴα) (Βυζαντινή Αυτοκρατορία) [395–614 / 628–636]


This is by no means an exhaustive collection of saints. Many newly canonised saints may be missing and many local saints for which I could only find scant information on have been left out. But this is a substantial collection nonetheless.

The names of the saints are listed as they would have appeared in the time the saint lived (to the best I can determine). Click on the saint’s name in the list to see more information about that saint. If you wish to see saints for a different date, select that date below. Or you can select a saint by their name or by places they are associated with.

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Information has been gathered predominantly from the following books:
D’Arcy, Mary Ryan. The Saints of Ireland. St. Paul, MN: Irish American Cultural Institute. 1974.
Kelly, Sean and Rogers, Rosemary. The Saint-a-Day Guide. New York: Random House Trade Paperback. 2001.
Ó Riain, Pádraig. A Dictionary of Irish Saints. Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2011.
Thurston S.J., Herbert J. and Attwater Donald, eds. Butler’s Lives of the Saints. Westminster, MD: Christian Classics. 1990
and the following websites:
and various vetted articles in: Wikipedia