May 14 – Isidore of Rostov; Boniface of Tarsus

Isidore of Rostov (d. 1474), of either Slavic or Prussian extraction, was born near Brandenburg. It bothered him that Slavs in the area were pressured to convert to Catholicism, so he foreswore his inheritance—gold rings, parents, power yacht—and took to wandering, searching for the perfect swamp to build a hut in. He finally found it… Continue reading May 14 – Isidore of Rostov; Boniface of Tarsus