December 29 – Marcellus, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones; Thomas Becket

Marcellus, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones (d. 485), was born in Syria. He didn’t keep his parents long (through no fault of his own), and gave away his inheritance shortly thereafter. He wandered into Ephesus, found a spiritual director and a job copying manuscripts, and spent his off-hours being ascetic. His spiritual… Continue reading December 29 – Marcellus, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones; Thomas Becket