Married. Her first husband died fighting the Saracens. Her second husband became a monk. Athanasia turned their home into a convent, then built Timia Abbey to house a larger congregation. Her reputation for holiness spread, and she became an advisor to Empress Theodora.
- “Saint Athanasia of Timia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 18 July 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>