The Virgin Domnina of Syria was a disciple of St Maron (February 14). the nun built a straw-covered hut in her mother’s garden and lived there as an ascetic, eating only lentils soaked in water.

Each morning and evening she went to church, covered in a veil so that no one ever saw her face. The voice of the nun, in the words of her biographer Theodoret of Cyrrhus, was “resonant and expressive, and her words were always accompanied by tears.” The holy ascetic peacefully fell asleep in the Lord between 450-460.