1 ‘The Elder’ (c.342–c.410), a wealthy Roman lady. On the death of her husband, she adopted an ascetic life, left Rome, and founded a double monastery with Rufinus of Aquileia on the Mount of Olives.
2 Her granddaughter, St Melania ‘the Younger’ (c.385–438/9), with her husband joined St Jerome at Bethlehem; she founded another monastery on the Mount of Olives. Feast day, 31 Dec.
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