March 21 – Thomas, Patriarch of Constantinople; Benedicta Cambiagio Frassinello

Thomas, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 610), after a youth spent in ways his hagiographers didn’t care to relate, became first a deacon, then sacristan at the Church of the Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia), then patriarch of Constantinople. Just as he was settling into the office (getting his files unpacked, putting pictures of his family on… Continue reading March 21 – Thomas, Patriarch of Constantinople; Benedicta Cambiagio Frassinello