Sunday, December 11, 2016

11 December - St Daniel the Stylite - Independent Catholic News

11 December - St Daniel the Stylite - Independent Catholic News: Hermit. Daniel was born at Maratha in Mesopotamia in 409. At the age of 12 he decided he wanted to join a monastery. The abbot consulted with his parents and admitted him to the community. Years later he visited St Simeon Stylite, who lived on top of a pillar, and received a blessing from him. Daniel stayed in the monastery until he was 42, but never forgot his meeting with St Simeon.

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