August 27 – Poemen the Great; Monica

Poemen the Great (ca. 340–ca. 450) (pronounced PEE-mun) went to the monastic center of Scetis in the Egyptian desert to become a monk. It worked. He was very strict with himself, but loving and patient with others. Because of this he quickly became a guide for many desert hermits, which made an Elder in the… Continue reading August 27 – Poemen the Great; Monica