Claim to fame: He was an old man living outside the city of Bimay in Fayoum when emperor Diocletian issued an edict commanding the worship of idols. An angel appeared to St Kaou one night in a vision and told him, “Why are you sitting here while martyrdom is available? Arise now and go to El-Lahoon where you will find the messenger of the Governor of Alexandria. Go and confess the Name of Christ before him and you will be granted the crown of martyrdom.” The saint awoke with joy and did as the angel commanded and went to the messenger. He then went bound to the governors of Ansena and Bahnasa who tortured him. When he did not surrender, he received the crown of martyrdom.
Quote: 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:3-5 NKJV)