Melania the Younger

Melania the Younger
   Saint who was born in Rome (q.v.) in 383 and died in 439 in the monastery she built on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (q.v.). A wealthy aristocrat by birth, she and her husband sold their vast estates in 406 and embraced the monastic life. Her vita (q.v.) illustrates how attractive were the ideals of asceticism (q.v.) in the West. Even Augustine (q.v.) considered leaving all for the monastic life (Confessions, Book Six, Chapter 14).
   Also see Athenais-Eudokia.

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