Saint Chariton of Palestine

Saint Chariton of PalestineAlso known as

  • Chariton the Confessor

Memorial

Profile

Hermit in the Kidron Valley near Jericho. His reputation for holiness atrracted so many would-be spiritual students that he retreated to the desert of Jericho. Founded the Souka abbey at wadi Chareitun near Bethlehem, Palestine, and served as its first abbot; he founded several houses in the desert of Judea. Known for spending his days in manual labour and prayer, fasting till after sunset, and even then eating little and plainly.

Born

Died

  • c.350 of natural causes at an advanced age

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Chariton of Palestine“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 September 2016. Web. 7 December 2016. <>