September 1 – Simeon Stylites; Giles

Simeon Stylites the Elder (ca. 390–459), the son of a shepherd, heard the Beatitudes in church one day and was smitten to the core. From that day his heart was filled with the desire to serve God and fast a lot. At eighteen he left his sheep (who were, doubtless, sorry to see him go),… Continue reading September 1 – Simeon Stylites; Giles