Saint Macarius of Alexandria - Hermit (394).
Saint Macarius when a youth left his fruit-stall at Alexandria remained in the Thebaid with his fellow hermits, but later he went to the desert of Scete. He had a cell without window, or too short for him to lie down. The life of this solitary was one long conflict with himself and with the demons. At the age of seventy-three was driven into exile and brutally outraged by Arian heretics. He died in the year 394.
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