Saint Matrona lived in the fifth century. After the death of her husband, she entered the monastic life and founded a women's monastery in Constantinople, which became known for its strict rule of life and the holiness of the women who lived there. Saint Matrona was granted to see a vision of heaven, and fell asleep at the age of 100.
Her feast is celebrated on November 9. In this 17th century Cretan icon, she wears her monastic robes and schema and holds a cross, signifying her total death to self.