(1910–1928) At age 18, Manche joined a class to prepare for baptism in her native Sekhukhuneland (Africa). Her parents opposed her becoming a Christian; every time she returned from class she was beaten. Finding that nothing could shake her faith, her family dragged her out of their hut and by turns flogged her until she died. As she had predicted to her priest, she was baptized “with her own blood.” We honor her single-minded desire to know God.
The Dancing Saints Icons project at Saint Gregory Nyssen Episcopal Church, San Francisco is a multi-year installation project supported by All Saints Company, the congregation of Saint Gregory Nyssen Church and many donors and benefactors. The iconographer is Mark Dukes.