Featured Saint 05/07/22

St Macarius the Great

Claim to Fame:

He was the father of all monks and was falsely accused of assaulting a woman.

Quote:

“The soul that really loves God and Christ, though it may do ten thousand righteousnesses, esteems itself as having wrought nothing, by reason of its insatiable aspiration after God.
Though it should exhaust the body with fastings, with watchings, its attitude towards the virtues is as if it had not yet even begun to labour for them.”

Fun Fact:

His name means Blessed