August 3 – Anthony the Roman; Waltheof of Melrose

Anthony the Roman (1067–1147) was born demonymously, raised Orthodoxically (in the infant days of the East/West split), and orphaned at 17. He gave part of his considerable inheritance to the poor, tossed the other half into the sea in a barrel, and settled down to study the Greek fathers at a wilderness monastery for twenty… Continue reading August 3 – Anthony the Roman; Waltheof of Melrose