The Harlot Saint
The worst of sinners rise up to be the greatest saints. The story of St. Mary of Edessa is one of the struggle to find the way to forgiveness, redemption, and finally home. More
St. Mary of Edessa, aka The Harlot Saint, began her life as Mariah, a daughter of a wealthy family. When both of her parents died while she was still young she was taken in by her uncle, a hermit who would one day become St. Abraham. Through his teachings, she learned the way of Christian living. Yet, as a young woman, she gave into her feelings for a man, a priest no less. Cast out and forced into a life of prostitution, Mariah struggled to find her way to forgiveness, redemption, and finally home.
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