April 1 – Mary of Egypt; Gilbert of Caithness

The story of Mary of Egypt (ca. 344–ca. 421) starts at the Monastery of St. John the Baptist, where the monks kept Lent by scattering into the desert to pray. On his first such Lent, Abba Zosima walked for 20 days, when he saw a leathery old man, who took off running. Zosima gave chase,… Continue reading April 1 – Mary of Egypt; Gilbert of Caithness