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Appolonia

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St. Penelope??? Can you find her info??
« on: August 10, 2007, 03:36:PM »

Is there a St. Penelope???   I am searching the name for friends who named their baby after it.   

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DominusTecum

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St. Penelope??? Can you find her info??
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 03:55:PM »

Wellll.... I looked through the (pretty-much exhaustive) Patron Saints Index, and I looked in both my copies of Butler's, and sorry to say, I don't think there is one. :(


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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007, 06:46:PM »
There's no Penelope listed in the Martyrology, either.

AdoramusTeChriste

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2007, 06:59:PM »
The Greek Orthodox have a philanthropic women's organization called Daughters of Penelope, but that is all I could find.

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007, 10:49:AM »
In Homer's Odyssey, Penelope was the wife of Odysseus and waited 20 years for his return from the Trojan war.  She can be held up as an example of a faithful wife, albeit, non-Christian.

I'm not aware of any St. Penelope.


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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007, 12:05:PM »
In the little pamphlet, "Is it a Saint's Name" (Tan Books), next to Penelope, it says "Irene", as if this is the Christian form of it...

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