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