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?”
St. Pambo Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Pemwah
Birth and Death Dates: ???-385
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 69
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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