February 19 — Dositheus of Gaza; Conrad of Piacenza

Dositheus of Gaza (d. ca. 530) (aka Dosithy) was something of a pampered brat, went to Jerusalem on a whim, and was struck (figuratively) by an icon of the Last Judgment. “What must I do to avoid these torments?” he asked a nearby woman, who told him to fast, become a vegetarian, and pray continually.… Continue reading February 19 — Dositheus of Gaza; Conrad of Piacenza