BARSANUPHIUS (Saint) Hermit. (April 11) (6th century) A monk of a monastery near Gaza in Palestine, who, after some years, left it for a cell in the desert (A.D. 540). He wrote against the Origenists. He is in great veneration among the Greeks, who keep his festival on February 6. His relics were translated to a village near Sipontum (now called Manfredonia) in the South of Italy.