August 2 – Basil the Blessed; Pope Stephen I

Basil the Blessed, Fool for Christ* (1468–1552) was born in the portico of the Elokhov Church, which may not have been auspicious. His poor parents (whose names are known) apprenticed him to a shoemaker (whose name isn’t), who taught him (of all things) to make shoes. One day a traveling merchant came into the shop… Continue reading August 2 – Basil the Blessed; Pope Stephen I