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Saint of the Day for October 21: Saint Hilarion, abate

Saint Hilarion’s Story: despite his best efforts to live in prayer and solitude, today’s saint found it difficult to achieve his deepest desire

People were naturally drawn to Hilarion as a source of spiritual wisdom and peace.

He had reached such fame by the time of his death that his body had to be secretly removed so that a shrine would not be built in his honor. Instead, he was buried in his home village.

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Saint Hilarion the Great, as he is sometimes called, was born in Palestine

After his conversion to Christianity, he spent some time with Saint Anthony of Egypt, another holy man drawn to solitude.

Hilarion lived a life of hardship and simplicity in the desert, where he also experienced spiritual dryness that included temptations to despair.

At the same time, miracles were attributed to him.

As his fame grew, a small group of disciples wanted to follow Hilarion

He began a series of journeys to find a place where he could live away from the world.

He finally settled on Cyprus, where he died in 371 at about age 80.

Hilarion is celebrated as the founder of monasticism in Palestine.

Much of his fame flows from the biography of him written by Saint Jerome.

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