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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saint Arsenius the Great

Ordinary Time: July 19th


Born to a wealthy Roman noble family in 354 . Deacon. Tutor to the sons of Emperor Theodosius the Great c.383. About 395 he left to live with the monks of Alexandria, Egypt. After the emperor’s death, Arsenius retired to the wilderness of Scetis, and became a student of Saint John the Short. Hermit, noted for his great austerity. Died c.449 in Egypt, of natural causes.

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