St. Paul the Hermit (c. 233-345)

Saint Paul of Thebes lived a life of solitude and penance became an inspiration to the monasteries during its early years. St. Paul survived in the desert by drinking from a stream near his cave and eating and clothing himself from a fruit tree. He lived in close communion with God. Most of Paul’s 113 years were spent in solitary devotion.

With all our busyness, do we know how to be alone with God. We don’t have to move to a desert cave to find it. We only need to put down the electronic devices and pick up a bible, listen to some spiritual music, or just talk to God. St. Paul lived most of his live doing this and he lived a long time.