Featured Saint 01/06

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.


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.