Saint Barsanuphius of Gaza

Saint Barsanuphius of GazaAlso known as

  • Barsanofio

Memorial

Profile

Hermit for 50 years in absolute seclusion near the monastery of Saint Seridon of Gaza, Palestine. Wrote against Origenists. Greatly venerated by the Greeks. Extensive correspondent whose letters have survived 15 centuries.

Died

Canonized

Patronage

Representation

  • armed with a sword, confronting the commander of a Spanish force about to invade Oria, Italy
  • spreading his cloak over Oria, Italy to cause it to rain heavily and save the town from Allied bombing in World War II

Additional Information

Readings

Do not seek to be regarded as somebody, don’t compare yourself to others in anything. Leave the world, mount the cross, discard all earthly things, shake the dust from off your feet. - Saint Barsanuphius

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Barsanuphius of Gaza“. Saints.SQPN.com. 22 March 2014. Web. 12 July 2014. <>