Saints' Caves

Caves which were significant to a Christian Saint. Identify the cave and the Saint.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Assisi St Francis - At the heart of the Eremo della Carceri is the cave which St Francis used as a retreat
Island of Patmos Cave of the Apocalypse where St John "the Theologian" received the "Book of Revelation"
Kyiv Cathedral and Lavra Pechersk Lavra: St Anthony of Kiev - "Anthony returned to Kiev, and founded several monasteries .... These .... were not as austere as Anthony was used to from his time on Mount Athos. He instead chose to live in a small four-yard cave which had been dug by the presbyter Hilarion". This cave developed into the "Monastery of the Caves" (Pechera = "Caves")


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