St John the Short
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.’