Saint Pelagia

Saint Pelagia October 8 The Venerable Pelagia the Penitent lived a life of debauchery, earning a living as an exotic dancer and a prostitute. Once, when passing by a church elegantly dressed and adorned in riches, the congregation turned their faces away to not look at her. The Holy Bishop Nonnus reproached them for this. He said "behold how much care this woman takes to adorn her body, yet what care to we take to adorn our wretched souls!" The. bishop then fervently prayed for Pelagia, and so one day as she was passing by, she heard the bishop [...]