Watch This Space!

Throughout 2020, the Onion Dome will be re-running our popular "Saint of the Day" feature from 2013. The material is greatly updated (which is not to say it's great), with some new saints added (especially O.T. prophets) and some old saints discarded (especially ones on the days that got new saints), new biographical tidbits added,… Continue reading Watch This Space!

January 1 – Basil the Great; Circumcision of our Lord; Solemnity of Mary

Basil the Great (330–379) had saint in his blood, being the grandson of two, the son of two, and the brother of four. He tried hermitting, but was better suited to cenobitism*, so he founded a monastery (or his sister did, depending on whom you ask) and wrote books on monasticism that are foundational for… Continue reading January 1 – Basil the Great; Circumcision of our Lord; Solemnity of Mary