St. Simeon Stylites

St. Simeon Stylites the Younger was born in Antioch around in 521. When St. Simeon was 5 years old his father died, and a monk nearby undertook his care. At age 7, St. Simeon and the monk began to live solitary lives on top of platforms. The saint attracted a number of followers and eventually built a monastery for them. He built a pillar for himself in the monastery. When he was ordained the age 35, the bishop had to climb onto the pillar to ordain the saint. St. Simeon was a healer and miracle worker who spent most of his life on pillars. He died around 597.

Catholic Review

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.