March 5 — Mark the Ascetic; Piran

Mark the Ascetic (V cent.) was a disciple of John Chrysostom (Sep 13) (or not), and lived as a monk in the Egyptian desert for 90, 60, or some other number of years. He was not only a great ascetic but a spiritual writer, and at one time it was said of him (by “the… Continue reading March 5 — Mark the Ascetic; Piran