February 4 – Cyril of New Lake; Theophilus the Penitent

Cyril of New Lake (d. 1532) had devout, but not so-devout-they-wanted-their-son-to-become-a-monk, parents, so at age 15 he ran away to the Monastery of the Pskov Caves. At first he couldn’t find them (their being underground and all), but he was helped by a mysterious elder. When he turned around to thank him, the elder had… Continue reading February 4 – Cyril of New Lake; Theophilus the Penitent