Saint Agathon of Scete

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Around the year 364, Agathon retired from the world to live as a prayerful, austere hermit in the desert of Scete near Alexandria, Egypt. He supported himself by weaving and selling baskets in Alexandria; he often just gave them away to the very poor to use or sell as they saw fit. A real life Good Samaritan, he once found a foreign traveller ill on the side of the road; he took the man to an inn, looked after him, and worked in the city for four months to pay for the man’s room and expenses while he recovered.

Died

  • c.370 in Scete, Egypt of natural causes

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Agathon of Scete“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 January 2019. Web. 17 January 2019. <>