St Zacharias the Monk
Claim to Fame: Was raised in the desert by his father, Karyos.
Quote: “The Saint advanced in many virtues, especially the virtue of humility that his father said about him, ‘I have laboured greatly in the spiritual fight, but I have never attained the extent of my son Zacharias.”
Fun Fact: Because he was very handsome, there were murmurs in the desert about him. When St Zacharias heard them, without telling anyone, he went inside the salty lake and remained there for many hours until his skin turned black. Even his father couldn’t recognise him.