May 8 – Arsenius the Great; Peter of Tarentaise

Arsenius the Great (354–449 or 450), a philosopher and rhetorician, was just giving up teaching to seek a life of monastic solitude when Emperor Theodosius collared him to teach the royal spawn. He refused at first, but consented after a stern talking-to by the Pope ((St.) Damasus). Uncomfortable in the spotlamp, he prayed for guidance,… Continue reading May 8 – Arsenius the Great; Peter of Tarentaise