She came just 10 days before my chrismation;
she was in my church bulletin;
my Godmother to be was asking me pretty regularly,
who I had chosen;
then St. Irene came, I read her story and that was that.
(My name's Saint is St. Elizabeth the Mother of the Forerunner
but that did not come till later).
The church I go to in Ottawa is on the old calendar but
the church I was chrismated in is on the new calendar
so I still think of today as The Day of St. Irene :)
May St. Irene of Chrysovalantou pray to God for us!