Book of Saints – Jonas – 11 February


(Saint) (February 11) (4th century) A fourth century monk of the monastery of Demeskenyanos in Egypt, subject to the famous Saint Pacomius. He was employed as gardener to his brethren, and persevered in his humble toil for eighty-five years, working while it was light, and in the night time plaiting ropes and repeating over Psalms and Canticles from the Holy Scriptures. His austerities were marvellous; and it is recorded of him that, as penance for his fault in not cutting down a fig-tree when directed to do so, he abstained from eating fruit to the day of his death.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Jonas”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 October 2013. Web. 26 January 2022. <>