Saint for the Day - December 5 - St. Sabas
St. Sabas, one of the
most renowned patriarchs of the monks of Palestine,
was born in the year 439, near Cęsarea. In order to
settle a dispute which had arisen between some of
his relatives in regard to the administration of his
estate, while still young he forsook the world and
entered a monastery, wherein he became a model of
fervor. When Sabas had been ten years in this
monastery, being eighteen years old, he went to
Jerusalem to visit the holy places, and attached
himself to a monastery then under control of St.
Euthymius; but on the death of the holy abbot our
Saint sought the wilderness, where he chose his
dwelling in a cave on the top of a high mountain, at
the bottom of which ran the brook Cedron. After he
had lived here five years, several came to him,
desiring to serve God under his direction.
He was at first unwilling to consent, but finally
founded a new monastery of persons all desirous to
devote themselves to praise and serve Goa without
interruption. His great sanctity becoming known, he
was ordained priest, at the age of fifty-three, by
the patriarch of Jerusalem, and made
Superior-General of all the anchorites of Palestine.
He lived to be ninety-four, and died on the 5th of
Saint for the Day - St. Sabas
Read about the Saint for today - December 5 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Vigilance is truly needful to
those to whom the care of souls
has been confided. "Blessed are
the servants whom the Lord at
His coming shall find watching."
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