Featured Saint 01/06/22

Saint Bashnouna the Monk

Claim to fame: He was a monk in St Macarius (Abu Maquar) Monastery during the rule of Fatimid. He was arrested and burnt alive due to refusing to convert to Islam, receiving his crown of Martyrdom.

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Fun fact: After the Saint was burnt alive, the faithful took his bones and buried them in the church of Abu Serga (in Old Cairo), in the place of wax.