Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Saint Macarius of Egypt Feast Day – 15 January – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of Saint Macarius of Egypt

Saint Macarius of Egypt is the Patron Saint of Egypt

Saint Macarius of Egypt Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Monks who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year C

Saint Macarius of Egypt brief life History

Date of Birth 300 AD
Country of Birth Egypt in Africa
Profession Egyptian Christian monk and hermit
Place of Work Egypt
Date of Death 391 AD
Place of Death Scetes, Egypt
Feast Day 15 January
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Egypt

Saint Macarius of Egypt Short life History

Saint Macarius of Egypt is also known as
• Macarius the Elder
• Macarius the Great
• Macarius the Thébaïde
• Makarios the Great

He was a shepherd in the desert region of Skete. Falsley accused of assaulting a woman, but was acquitted. He was a Hermit and Spiritual student of Saint Anthony the Abbot. He founded the monastic community in Skete.

He was ordained at age 40. His sanctity drew followers, and his desert community numbered thousands at his death.

He fought Arianism, and was exiled for it. Several Libyan desert monasteries still bear the name Macarius.

Today’s Saint Macarius of Egypt Feast Day Quote:

After his death, the natives of his village of Shabsheer stole the body and built a great church for him in their village. Pope Michael V of Alexandria brought the relics of Saint Macarius back to the Nitrian Desert on 19 Mesori. Today, the body of Saint Macarius is found in his monastery, the Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great in Scetes, Egypt.

Saint Macarius of Egypt Feast Day
Saint Macarius of Egypt Feast Day