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'''Saint Verena''' of the [[Theban Legion]] departed on the 4th day of [[Thout]] ([[September 14]]). She was brought up in the Theban region (modern day [[Luxor]] in [[Upper Egypt]]) in a noble [[Christian]] family, who handed her over to Bishop Sherimon, Bishop of [[Bani Suwayf]], who in turn taught her and baptized her. Saint [[Verena]] joined the [[Theban Legion]] in its mission to [[Rhaetia]] (modern day [[Switzerland]]) and was a relative of [[Saint Victor]] of the [[Theban Legion]]. The Soldiers' relatives were allowed to accompany them in order to look after them and take care of their wounds. When [[Saint Maurice]], [[Saint Victor]] and the other members of the [[Theban Legion]] were martyred, Saint Verena led a lonely and [[hermit]] life. First, she settled in a place called [[Solothurn]], but later moved into a cave near present day [[Zurich]]. She used to fast and pray continuously. Moreover, God performed several miracles through her. She was particularly concerned over young girls and used to look after them spiritually and physically, due to her expertise as a [[nurse]]. As a result of her fame, the ruler arrested her and sent her to jail, where [[Saint Maurice]] appeared to her to console and strengthen her. After her release from jail, she moved into several regions, and God made several miracles through her prayers. Due to her, many converted to [[Christianity]]. Saint Verena was interested in serving the poor and used to offer them food. Moreover, she enjoyed serving the sick, especially those suffering from [[leprosy]]. She used to wash their wounds and put ointments on them, not fearing infection. At the time of departure of Saint Verena from our world, the Most Holy [[Mary, the mother of Jesus|Virgin Mary]] appeared to her to console and strengthen her.
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Saint '''Verena''' of the Theban Legion departed on the fourth day of [[Coptic Calendar|Thout]] ([[September 14]]). She was brought up in the Theban region (modern day Luxor in Upper Egypt) in a noble [[Christian]] family, who handed her over to Sherimon, [[Bishop]] of Bani Suwayf, who in turn taught her and [[baptism|baptized]] her. Saint Verena joined the Theban Legion in its mission to Rhaetia (modern-day Switzerland) and was a relative of Saint Victor of the Theban Legion. The soldiers' relatives were allowed to accompany them in order to look after them and take care of their wounds.  
  
In [[1986]], a delegation from Saint Verena’s Church in [[Switzerland]], brought to [[Egypt]] a part of Saint Verena’s [[relics]]. The first [[Coptic Church|Coptic]] church consecrated on the name of Saint Verena is [[Saint Maurice]] and Saint Verena’s Church in [[Cairo]], which was consecrated by HH [[Pope Shenouda III]] on [[February 22]] [[1994]]. In October of 2004, a delegation from Saint Verena's (Saint Mary & Saint Verena's) Church in [[Anaheim]], [[California]] in the [[United States of America]], along with [[His Grace Bishop Serapion]] of Los Angeles and [[Fr. Joseph Boules]], traveled to [[Switzerland]] to bring a part of Saint Verena's relics to Anaheim. Her church in Anaheim now has a museum dedicated to her relics and artifacts.
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When St. [[Maurice]], St. Victor and the other members of the Theban Legion were [[martyr]]ed, St. Verena led a lonely life as a [[hermit]]. First, she settled in a place called Solothurn, but later moved into a cave near present-day Zurich. She used to [[fast]] and [[prayer|pray]] continuously. Moreover, God performed several [[miracle]]s through her. She was particularly concerned over young girls and used to look after them spiritually and physically, due to her expertise as a nurse. As a result of her fame, the ruler arrested her and sent her to jail, where St. [[Maurice]] appeared to her to console and strengthen her. After her release from jail, she moved into several regions, and God made several miracles through her prayers. Due to her, many converted to Christianity. St. Verena was interested in serving the poor and used to offer them food. Moreover, she enjoyed serving the sick, especially those suffering from leprosy. She used to wash their wounds and put ointments on them, not fearing infection. At the time of departure of St. Verena from our world, the Most Holy [[Virgin Mary]] appeared to her to console and strengthen her.
  
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In 1986, a delegation from St. Verena's Church in Switzerland brought to Egypt a part of St. Verena's [[relics]]. The first [[Coptic]] church consecrated in the name of St. Verena is St. Maurice and St. Verena's Church in Cairo, which was consecrated by HH [[Pope]] [[Shenouda III (Gayyid) of Alexandria|Shenouda III]] on [[February 22]], 1994. In October of 2004, a delegation from St. Verena's (Saint Mary & Saint Verena's) Church in Anaheim, California, along with Bp. Serapion of Los Angeles and Fr. Joseph Boules, traveled to Switzerland to bring a part of Saint Verena's relics to Anaheim. Her church in Anaheim now has a museum dedicated to her relics and artifacts.
* http://www.saintverena.org
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*[http://www.saintverena.org Saint Mary & Saint Verena Coptic Orthodox Christian Church] (Coptic)
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*[[w:Saint Verena|''Saint Verena'' at Wikipedia]]
  
[[Category:Coptic Saints|Verena]] [[Category:Egyptian people|Verena]] [[Category:Nurses|Verena, Saint]]
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Saint Verena of the Theban Legion departed on the fourth day of Thout (September 14). She was brought up in the Theban region (modern day Luxor in Upper Egypt) in a noble Christian family, who handed her over to Sherimon, Bishop of Bani Suwayf, who in turn taught her and baptized her. Saint Verena joined the Theban Legion in its mission to Rhaetia (modern-day Switzerland) and was a relative of Saint Victor of the Theban Legion. The soldiers' relatives were allowed to accompany them in order to look after them and take care of their wounds.

When St. Maurice, St. Victor and the other members of the Theban Legion were martyred, St. Verena led a lonely life as a hermit. First, she settled in a place called Solothurn, but later moved into a cave near present-day Zurich. She used to fast and pray continuously. Moreover, God performed several miracles through her. She was particularly concerned over young girls and used to look after them spiritually and physically, due to her expertise as a nurse. As a result of her fame, the ruler arrested her and sent her to jail, where St. Maurice appeared to her to console and strengthen her. After her release from jail, she moved into several regions, and God made several miracles through her prayers. Due to her, many converted to Christianity. St. Verena was interested in serving the poor and used to offer them food. Moreover, she enjoyed serving the sick, especially those suffering from leprosy. She used to wash their wounds and put ointments on them, not fearing infection. At the time of departure of St. Verena from our world, the Most Holy Virgin Mary appeared to her to console and strengthen her.

In 1986, a delegation from St. Verena's Church in Switzerland brought to Egypt a part of St. Verena's relics. The first Coptic church consecrated in the name of St. Verena is St. Maurice and St. Verena's Church in Cairo, which was consecrated by HH Pope Shenouda III on February 22, 1994. In October of 2004, a delegation from St. Verena's (Saint Mary & Saint Verena's) Church in Anaheim, California, along with Bp. Serapion of Los Angeles and Fr. Joseph Boules, traveled to Switzerland to bring a part of Saint Verena's relics to Anaheim. Her church in Anaheim now has a museum dedicated to her relics and artifacts.

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