St. Melania whose feast day is December 31. Melania was born to wealthy Christians, Publicola, a Roman senator, and Albina. At fourteen, she was given in marriage to Valerius Pinianus. When two of her children died soon after childbirth, her husband agreed to lead a life of continency and religious dedication.
Father Rick’s Gospel Reflection for Friday, 34th Week in Ordinary Time, December 1, 2023, Luke 21: 29-33 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120123.cfm The End Times – A New Beginning.