Eustokya wa Roma

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Francisco de Zurbarán, Mt. Jeromu na Wat. Paula na Eustokya, Washington, National Gallery of Art.

Eustokya wa Roma (Roma, Italia, 368 hivi - Bethlehemu, Israeli, 419) alikuwa mwanamke Mkristo wa mmojawapo kati ya koo maarufu zaidi za mji huo.

Baada ya kufiwa baba yake alizidi kuvutiwa na mambo ya dini na kuishi kama kitawa[1] sawa na Marsela wa Roma na wanawake wengine kadhaa, akiwemo mama yake, Paula wa Roma[2].

Mwaka 382 walikutana na Jeromu halafu mwaka 385 wakamfuata Bethlehemu katika monasteri zake (moja kwa wanaume na nyingine kwa wanawake[3][4][5].

Tangu kale anaheshimiwa na Wakatoliki na Waorthodoksi kama mtakatifu bikira[6].

Sikukuu yake ni tarehe 28 Septemba[7].

Tazama pia[hariri | hariri chanzo]

Tanbihi[hariri | hariri chanzo]

  1. About the year 384 she made a vow of perpetual virginity, on which occasion Jerome addressed to her his celebrated letter De custodia virginitatis (Ep. xxii in P.L., XXII, 394–425).
  2. Helena, Egeria, Paula, Birgitta and Margery: The Bible and Women Pilgrims.
  3. David Farmer, ed., Oxford Dictionary of Saints, ISBN|0-19-860629-X, p. 416.
  4. Yarbrough, Anne (1976). "Christianization in the Fourth Century: The Example of Roman Women". Church History 45 (2): 149–165. doi:10.2307/3163714 . https://archive.org/details/sim_church-history_1976-06_45_2/page/149.
  5. Ellen Battelle Dietrick in The Woman's Bible, Volume II, page 137.
  6. http://www.santibeati.it/dettaglio/72330
  7. Martyrologium Romanum

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