Saint Onuphrius
Feast Day: June 12

Inspired by John the Baptist, Onuphrius lived alone in the desert near the Egyptian town of Thebais for 60 or 70 years, surviving off the fruit of date and palm trees. After his death around the year 400, he was buried by Saint Paphnutius, who had stopped by to learn about the exciting prospects of life as a hermit.

Onuphirus, who wore no clothes except for a loincloth fashioned out of leaves, is the patron saint of weavers. Somebody during the middle ages had a really wicked sense of humor.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.