May 15 – Pachomius the Great; Isidore the Farmer

Pachomius the Great (ca. 292–346/348) was a soldier in the Roman army who benefitted from C.A.R.E. (Christians Aiding Roman Enlistees) packages, and vowed to investigate Christianity upon his discharge. He did, was baptized, and within three years was apprentice-hermiting under Palaemon. After seven years he struck out on his own, imitating St. Anthony of Egypt… Continue reading May 15 – Pachomius the Great; Isidore the Farmer