Saint Theoctiste of Lesbos

Also known as

  • Theoctiste of Paros

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Orphaned as a child, Theoctiste was raised in a convent. Kidnapped by Arab raiders and forced into slavery on Paros island. She escaped and lived for for over 30 years as a hermitess in an old church. She was discovered one day by a hunter named Simon; she begged him to bring her Communion when he could. He returned a year later, she made her first Communion in decades, and died soon after.

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Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Theoctiste of Lesbos“. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 November 2014. Web. 17 December 2014. <>