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Sister Patapia
nun Patapia
nun Patapia
nun Patapia

Sister Patapia is a nun at the Greek nunnery of Saint Patapios at the mountain Geraneia, in Loutraki, Greece. There she was named mother superior from 1963 until 1970 when she resigned because of health problems. She contributed enormously to the creation of the monastery. She has also experienced many miracles from Saint Patapius of Thebes


She was born in Corinth, Greece in 1931 and on the age of 21 she decided to become a nun at the Saint Patapios monastery which at the time had only a couple of nuns and 2 - 3 small cells - rooms. Nun Patapia helped very with the creation of the convent that was established in 1952 by Father Nektarios Marmarinos, a priest from Corinth. The first mother superior was sister Siglitiki. In the first years the monastery was poor, without road access or water supply. The nuns transferred water with a donkey from a spring that was some miles away. Nun Patapia struggled to build the convent. She strengthened the faith of the rest nuns and finally the monastery thrived and today is very famous. It has 40 nuns and its access from Loutraki has been made simpler via a modern road. Nun Patapia also experienced many miracles of Saint Patapios, including the donation of money, food and supplies at the time when the monastery was poor and lacking in basic resources to build or sustain the nuns. Also nun Patapia's health is a miracle itself. She suffered many severe health problems, but today she is alive and serves the rest of the nuns and the people who come and visit the monastery.


  • Dr Haralambos Bousias, ‘Saint Patapios and his miracles’, nunnery of Saint Patapios, Loutraki, Greece, edition 2004.

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