One of the most famous of those who bore the name flourished in the V Century and was a monk at Sketis until Berber (or Bedouin) raids drove the monks from their monasteries. Poemen, who attended the deathbed of Arsenius, became the abbot of a community that settled in an abandoned pagan temple at Terenuth. Poemen, who died c. 450, urged frequent communion and was acclaimed for his wisdom and holiness.
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