Walatta Petros was an Ethiopian religious leader. A noblewoman, she left her husband to lead the struggle against the Jesuits’ mission to convert Ethiopian Christians to Roman Catholicism. For this reason the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwaḥədo Church elevated her to sainthood. Her story was written by her disciples in the Gəˁəz language in 1672, after her death.
Editions and Translations
The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros, ed. and trans. Wendy Laura Belcher Michael Kleiner (Princeton, 2015)