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St PAMBO

Egyptian Hermit.

The follower of St ANTHONY-THE-ABBOT, he became an Abbot in Nitria where he'd found a suitably mountainous patch of desert in which he could sit weaving baskets. Wherever did he find customers you may ask.

But Melania the Elder, mother of St MELANIA-THE-YOUNGER, made a point of doing the rounds of 'way out' hermits. She came visiting in style — with a donation of silver weighing three hundred pounds.

However, she was a bit miffed when he scarcely bothered to acknowledge her: "I'm busy, just leave it over there. I believe you — I don't have time to count it or weigh it."

"Look," she protested, "it's a gift. I don't even want one of your lousy baskets."

"So it's a gift. Just leave it and buzz off. I'm a hermit — I need peace and quiet. Hang on, there is one thing — do you happen to have any stale rye bread?"

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Article last updated on 25 March 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT St PAMBO : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : PAMBO
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-385
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 76

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