Monastery in Upper
About: Secondary Sources:
Luc Brésard [Roman Catholic monk]:
History of Monastic Spirituality,
Chapter 5: Pachomius.
Includes extracts from the Coptic language lives of St. Pachomius.
About: Primary Sources:
Lausiac History, 18 and 32-34:
A tragic story about two nuns who commited suicide:
Lausiac History, 33:
A story about a nun whose saintliness went unrecognized:
Lausiac History, 34:
St. Theodore the Sanctified,
successor of Pachomius.
successor of Theodore.
St. Silvanus the Actor:
converted by Pachomius.
St. Macarius the Younger,
an ascetic, came to test himself against the Tabennisiots.
St. Athanasius the Great
was a friend of Sts. Theodore and Orsiesius.
discovered a saint there.
Palladius of the History
visited Tabennisi and wrote about life there.
Return to St Pachomius Library.