February 22 — Thalassius and Limnaeus; Margaret of Cortona

Thalassius (d. 440) (“maritime”), commemorated today with his disciple Limnaeus (“lake dweller”), became a hermit in Syria sometime in the fifth century, living either in the open or in a cave near either Cyr(rhus) or Targala for thirty-eight years. One of his special ascetic practices was silence, which he must have practiced when not instructing… Continue reading February 22 — Thalassius and Limnaeus; Margaret of Cortona