Little is known of her life but from legend, myth, and folklore.
According to these, she was born of a noble father and a slave mother and was sold along with her mother to a Druid, whom she later converted to Christianity.
Macrina has been known as the Philosopher of God until now.
Gregory, in fact, calls her: “father, teacher, guide, and mother.” But a singular chapter of her life should have particular interest for breast and plastic surgeons and also for the patients.
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From overcoming oppression, to breaking rules, to reimagining the world or waging a rebellion, these women of history have a story to tell.It can add something new about her life of virtue, perhaps taking her out of the shadows of history and placing her amid the lights of modern breast surgery in the 21st century.As Gregory of Nyssa tells the story of his sister’s life, Macrina discovered that she had a tumor on her left breast.Patients with diseases of the breast celebrate her feast day on February 5. Macrina, called the Younger to distinguish her from her grandmother St.Macrina the Elder, belongs to an outstanding family of Saints from the beginnings of Christian monasticism in the 4th century AD (Fig. Gregory of Nyssa begins his book by describing his eldest sister as “one who had raised herself by philosophy to the highest summit of human virtue.” Macrina, however, remained in the shadows and did not become as celebrated as her distinguished brothers Basil and Gregory.On being set free, she returned to her father, who tried to marry her to the king of Ulster.Impressed by her piety, the king removed her from parental control.She had her breasts mutilated in the 3rd century by a pagan governor in Sicily because she refused to accede to his sexual demands or to sacrifice to the Roman gods.As a martyr, she thus became the patron of nursing mothers and nursemaids who pray to her for healthy breasts and a good supply of milk.Jay, considered white in an all-white school, is starting to get acceptances (and rejections) from colleges and finds out while playing video games that Jun, with whom he corresponded for years via “actual letters—not email or texts or DMs,” is dead.His Filipino father doesn’t want to talk about it, but his North American mother reveals that Jun was using drugs.