Saint Amun


A fourth-century anchorite. Around the year 320, became the first monk to settle in the desert of NITRIA. Orphaned early, he had been obliged to marry by an uncle, but lived with his wife in total continence for years. After becoming a monk, he was in touch with Saint ANTONY, who advised him about the establishment of a new monastic center in the desert of KELLIA (PG 65, col. 85). died some time before Antony, who, from a distance, saw his soul carried up to heaven. The collections of apothegms that come especially from the communities of have only a few items relating to Amun.

  • Athanasius. S. Antonii 60. PG 26, col. 929. Paris, 1857.
  • Chitty, D. J. The Desert a City, pp. 11, 29, 32. Oxford, 1966. Cotelier, J. B., ed. Apophthegmata Patrum. PG 65, p. 128. Paris, 1864.
  • Evelyn-White, H. G. The of the , Pt. 2, The of the of and . New York, 1932.
  • Festugière, A.-J., ed. Historia monachorum in Aegypto, pp. 128-30. Brussels, 1971.