The women in this icon are known collectively as the Holy Myrrhbearers. They are the ones who stayed close by to Christ to the very end and to first to see him after His glorious Resurrection. Notice Mary Magdalene in the middle.
Mary of Egypt has an amazing story! She went from extreme promiscuity and chasing men to being a woman of God who survived alone in the desert for over 47 years! Blessed Mary of Egypt pray to God for us!
Canonization of Saint Xenia of Saint Petersburg Saint Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg – born Xenia Grigoryevna Petrova s a patron saint of St. Petersburg, who according to tradition, gave all her possessions to the poor after her husband died.