St. Basil the Great


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St. Basil the Great (329-79) was the founder of a monastic colony at Pontus in Asia Minor, for which he wrote his famous Rule, which ranks in importance with that of St. Benedict in the West. In 370 he was made Metropolitan of Caesarea, and by his brave fight against a heresy then at its height and supported by the Emperor, he saved the whole of Cappadocia for the Catholic Faith. Basil's wonderful care for the poor inspired others to imitate his charity. His doctrinal writings were as outstanding as was the administration of his diocese, and his sublime work on the Holy Ghost has never been surpassed in Catholic theology. He was a friend of St. Gregory Nazianzen.

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St. Basil the Great is part of the following course(s):

  • Lives of the Saints