August 7 – Pimen the Much-Ailing; Cajetan

Pimen the Much-Ailing (d. 1110) (aka Poemen) was (as you might guess) a sickly lad. He was patient, thoughtful, and wise “beyond his years” (they never caught up), however, and wanted more than anything to become a monk. His parents objected, “but you’re always sick and stuff.” One day he became so ill he seemed… Continue reading August 7 – Pimen the Much-Ailing; Cajetan