Saint Mary of Egypt (AD 530) lived in debauchery for 17 years, so The Lord didn't allow her to venerate the Cross. Praying to the Virgin, she was told she would find peace if she crossed the Jordan. She left immediately for the wilderness, eating plants, levitating while praying, and walking on water. When priest-monk Zosimus discovered her, he administered Communion. A year later, Zosimus discovered her dead on the very spot, with her name and the request to bury her written in sand.