March 27 – John of Egypt

John of Egypt (305–395), a carpenter by trade, was monkified at age 25 and apprenticed to a veteran anchorite. His humility was tested by being set ostensibly absurd tasks, like watering a stick every day for a year, but all this he patiently endured, which goes to show something. After the anchorite’s death he spent… Continue reading March 27 – John of Egypt