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Philothei of Athens

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Overview of her life
== Overview of her life ==
* Philothei of Athens was born in the year 1522 in the city of Athens and named ''''Revoula'''' (Regoula or Regille).
* When she was twelve years old, she was courted by a leading man in the city (nobleman).
:She was pressured into marriage out of duty to the family honour and inheritance. Once married, this man turned out to be cruel and somewhat inhuman. He would inflict her with various punishments.
*After three years, her husband passed away.
:Once married, this man turned out to be cruel and somewhat inhuman. He would inflict her with various punishments.
*When she was 25 y.o., both of her parents died.
*In a vision, Revoula was ordered to build a convent for women in the name of St Andrew, the First-called.
:This convent is located at the present site of the Archdiocese of Athens, west of the church.
 
*Revoula is tonsured with the monastic [[Schema]] at the completion of the convent and received the name Philothei.
:The Saint became known for her mercy and sympathy.
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