Nino the Illuminator of Georgia (296-332) Cappadocia Region
Nino was born in a small town in Cappadocia and raised by a Christian nun. In her adulthood, she felt God’s call to proclaim Jesus Christ in the kingdom of Iberia (modern Georgia). According to church
tradition, Nino entered Iberia around 320 and healed many people, leading the pagan king and queen to become Christians.
In 327, Christianity became the official religion of Iberia. Nino continued her missionary journeys throughout Iberia until her death around 332.