→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.
*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.