May 4 – Pelagia of Tarsus; John Houghton

Pelagia of Tarsus (d. early IV cent.) lived in that city, which is why she’s called that. The heir of Emperor Diocletian fell in love with her and asked for her hand, but she had had a vision in which Bishop Linus (of Tarsus) had converted her to Christianity and suggested perpetual virginity as a… Continue reading May 4 – Pelagia of Tarsus; John Houghton