June 6 – Bessarion the Great; Norbert of Xanten

Bessarion the Great (d. 466) studied hermitting under Anthony the Great (Jan 17) and monking under Macarius (Jan 15). Once at the monastery a brother was evicted for falling into sin, and Bessarion got up and left with him, saying, “I too am a sinner.” He took to living a wandering life, “borne hither and… Continue reading June 6 – Bessarion the Great; Norbert of Xanten