August 8 – Gregory of Sinai; Dominic de Guzman

Gregory of Sinai (ca. 1268–1346), son of rich Asia Minorites (Asians Minor?), was kidnapped by the Hagarenes (or Seljuk Turks) and escorted to Laodicea. He was ransomed, and ended up on Cyprus (one could do worse, at least before 1974). He later worked as cook and baker and copyist at St. Catherine’s on Sinai, and… Continue reading August 8 – Gregory of Sinai; Dominic de Guzman