Featured Saint

St John the Short

St. John the Short - Etsy Australia

Claim to Fame: Was only 18 years old when he started his monastic life. 

Quote: “What reason can you have to complain about Jesus that you should thus abandon Him?”

Fun Fact: Abba Ammoes asked him to water a single dry branch far from the monastery. St John obeyed and watered the branch every day, and after 3 years the branch grew and became a fruiting tree. Abba Ammoes took it to the other elders, saying, ‘take, eat from the fruit of obedience.’