Saint Chariton of Palestine

Saint Chariton of PalestineAlso known as

  • Chariton the Confessor



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.



  • c.350 of natural causes at an advanced age


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Chariton of Palestine“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 September 2016. Web. 22 October 2016. <>