Pachomius

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Pachomius

(pəˈkəʊmɪəs)
n
(Biography) Saint. ?290–346 ad, Egyptian hermit; founder of the first Christian monastery (318). Feast day: May 14 or 15
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As early as the fourth century, the father of monasticism St.
Anthony of Egypt, died 356) and the hermits living alone (anchorites) gave way to hermits living together (coenobitic communities), especially those inspired by St.