St. Sabbas was born in Cappadocia in 439. An anchorite as of age 30, he renounced the world in order to devote his life to prayer and work. He wove baskets, which he took to a monastery led by St. Euthymius to trade for food and materials to make more baskets. When St. Euthymius died, St. Sabbas was co-superior, along with St. Theodosius, of the area’s monks and hermits. He died in 532.