Book of Saints – John of Egypt

Saint John of Egypt by Jan Sadeler, image courtesy of the Digital Image Archive, Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory UniversityArticle

(Saint) Hermit (March 27) (4th century) A Recluse of Lycopolis in the Thebaid (Egypt), to whom God gave a remarkable grace of prophecy in witness to his rare sanctity of life. People flocked from the most distant countries to see and consult him – among them Theodosius the Great, to whom he predicted his victories over Maximus (A.D. 388), and over Eugenius (A.D. 394). Saint John died in that same year, 394, at the age of ninety. Many miracles were wrought by his intercession.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John of Egypt”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 October 2013. Web. 26 January 2022. <>