Featured Saint 14/05

Saint Macarius of Alexandria

Claim to fame: He was a contemporary of St. Macarius the Great, and for this reason, he was called St. Macarius the Junior. He once stood for five days with his thoughts in heaven, occupied with early Saints, prophets, angels, apostles, and the Lord Christ. He considered that the virtue that was revealed and became known to everyone, was rendered useless.

Quote: “I have remained in the ascetic life for 50 years, and they had not been like these five days.”

Fun fact: It happened that it did not rain for some time in Alexandria, and the Patriarch called him. When he arrived in Alexandria, the rain started to fall, and it continued to rain until they asked him to stop it. He prayed and God stopped it!