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Thecla, Saint



Thecla was a reputed pupil of the Apostle Paul and is the heroine of the apocryphal "Acta Pauli et Theclae". Knowledge of her is derived exclusively from these Acts, which appeared about 180. According to this narrative Thecla was a virgin of Iconium who was converted to Christianity and led to dedicate herself to perpetual virginity by the preaching of the Apostle Paul. Miraculously saved from death twice, she acted as a "female Apostle" in proclaiming the Gospel, with the consent of Saint Paul. Notwithstanding the purely legendary character of the entire story, it is not impossible that it is connected with an historical person.

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Acts of Saint Thecla, 13th century

Identifier: MS 225

The Acts of Saint Paul and Saint Thecla told the story of a young virgin called Thecla, who converted and perfomed miracles after listening to the teachings of Saint Paul Apostle.


Written in a fine hand.

Dates: 13th century