Saint Philothei of Athens is commemorated by the Church on [[February 19]].
== Overview of her life ==
* Philothei of Athens was born in the
year 1522 in the city of Athens and named ''''Revoula'''' (Regoula or Regille).* When she was twelve years old, she was courted by a leading man in the city (nobleman). :She was pressured into marriage out of duty to the family honour and inheritance.
*After three years, her husband passed away.:
Once married, this man turned out to be cruel and somewhat inhuman . He would inflict her with various punishments.
*When she was 25
y.o., both of her parents died.
:As an 'orphan' this freed Revoula to begin a more austere life. She strived for abstinence, vigilance and prayers.
*In a vision, Revoula was ordered to build a convent for women in the name of St Andrew, the First-called. :This convent is located at the present site of the Archdiocese of Athens, west of the church.
*Revoula is tonsured with the monastic [[Schema]] at the completion of the convent and received the name Philothei.
:The Saint became known for her mercy and sympathy.