Lived: 350-445
Feast Day: July 19th
Pope Blessed Under:Under Research (????)
Son of a rich Roman Senator, Arsenius forsake wealth after the death of his parents, choosing a more ascetic lifestyle instead. After several years of teaching, he felt a call to solitude and prayer. After running from civilization, he took quickly to monastic life, and the Brothers accepted him immediately. He took careful pains not to become bogged in trivial details, but rather focus on the "essence" of God. He is famous for his tears, which he shed for his own sins and the pain of the entire world. He also lived in extreme isolation, saying "I have always something to repent for after having talked, but have never been sorry for having been silent" as his only reply to visitors, including a Pope.

Source(s): well-done source on Agnellus)
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