January 15 – Paul of Thebes; Macarius the Great

Paul of Thebes (d. ca. 341) is commonly referred to as the first Christian hermit[1]. After a fight with his brother (or brother-in-law) about his inheritance, he stormed off into the desert to become a monk, and remained so until the end of his days. The number crunchers tell us he hermitted from the age… Continue reading January 15 – Paul of Thebes; Macarius the Great