Saint Simeon Stylites

[Saint Simeon Stylites]Also known as

  • Simeon Stylites the Elder

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Son of a poor shepherd, and worked as a shepherd as a child. A would-be monk at age 13, he was turned away from monasteries because his severe self-imposed penances. Tired of the gossip and arguments from fellow religious, he lived as a hermit on top of a column, occasionally preaching to those who gathered to watch and pray with him, and starting a movement of pillar-living among Eastern hermits.

Born

Died

  • c.459 of natural causes

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Simeon Stylites“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 January 2014. Web. 25 April 2014. <>