New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Paul, the First Hermit

[Saint Paul the Hermit]Article

Confessor; born Thebes, Egypt, 230; died 342. Escaping from the persecution of Decius, he took refuge in a mountain desert, where he lived in a cave for ninety years, in mortification and prayer; he was visited there by Saint Anthony. Patron of weavers. Relics at Budapest. Feast, Roman Calendar, 15 January.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Paul, the First Hermit”. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 October 2010. Web. 20 January 2019. <>