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Seeker, Scholar, Benefactor

Celebrating the Feast Day of Melania the Elder
June 8th, 2022

by The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer

The Fourth Century Roman Christian matron, and seeker for God, is remembered as a Desert Mother and servant to the poor. But she was so much more. A brilliant theologian and philosopher, she used her vast fortune to build monasteries and support this new movement. She was a fierce spokesperson for what she believed during those divisive years after the Council of Nicea. She persevered.

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