St John the Silent was born in 452 in Nicopolis, Armenia. He established a monatery at the age of 18 and was appointed a Bishop of Colonia at the age of 28. He spent 9 years in this role before retiring to Jerusalem to embrace the eremitical life as a hermit. He lived for seventy-five years as a silent recluse.
Challenge: Spend some time in silence today, giving the silence to God. What do you discover?