St. Ammon
St. Ammon
    St. Ammon
     Catholic_Encyclopedia St. Ammon
    Sometimes called AMUN or AMUS, born about 350; an Egyptian who, forced into marriage when twenty-two years old, persuaded his wife on the bridal night to pronounce a vow of chastity, which they kept faithfully, though living together for eighteen years; at the end of this time he became a hermit in the desert of Nitria, and she formed a congregation of religious women in her own house. Nitria, to which Ammon betook himself, is a mountain surmounted by a desolate region, seventy miles south of Alexandria, beyond Lake Mareotis (which Palladius call Maria). At the end of the fourth century there were fifty monasteries there inhabited by 5,000 monks. St. Jerome called the place "The City of God". As to whether Ammon was the first to build a monastery there, authorities disagree, but it is certain that the fame of his sanctity drew many anchorites around him, who erected cellos not only on the mountain but in the adjacent desert. St. Anthony came to visit him and induced him to gather his scattered solitaries into monasteries. When Ammon died at about the age of 62, Anthony, though thirteen days journey distant, saw his soul entering heaven. He is honored on 4 October.
    Acta SS., II October; BUTLER, 4 October.
    J. CAMPBELLTranscribed by Michael Christensen

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • AMMON, AMMONITES — AMMON, AMMONITES, ancient people. The Ammonites are one of the many tribes that emerged from the Syrio Arabian desert during the second millennium B.C.E. and eventually established a national kingdom in Transjordan. In the Bible they are usually… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ammon — or Ammonites (Hebrew Name|עַמּוֹן|ʻAmmon|ʻAmmôn| People ), also referred to in the Bible as the children of Ammon, were a people (also known from Assyrian and other records) living east of the Jordan river whose origin the Old Testament traces to …   Wikipedia

  • Ammon — ist: Ammon (Ben Ammi), in der Bibel Sohn des Lot (Altes Testament) Ammon (Staat), ein eisenzeitlicher Staat eine Variante des ägyptischen Gottes Amun Ammon ist in der griechischen Mythologie: Ammon (Hellseher), ein äthiopischer Hellseher, der dem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ammon — • The supreme divinity of the Egyptian pantheon Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ammon     Ammon     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ammon (Dieu) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ammon. Ammon est le nom grec (qui signifie « sablonneux ») d un dieu oraculaire de l oasis d Ammon (Siwa, située à 500 kilomètres à l ouest de Memphis, capitale de l ancienne Égypte …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ammon — AMMON, ónis, Gr. Ἄμμων, ωνος. 1 §. Namen. Den Namen dieses ägyptischen Gottes, welcher insgemein für der Griechen Ζεὺς, und der Römer Jupiter gehalten wird, führen einige her von ἄμμος, der Sand, weil er zuerst in einer Sandwüsten gesehen worden …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Ammon (disambiguation) — Ammon may refer to:* Ammon, an ancient Canaanite nation * Ammon (Book of Mormon), one of several people in the Book of Mormon * Ammon Hennacy, an American pacifist * Ammon, Idaho, a city in the United States * Ammonite, the extinct mollusc * Amun …   Wikipedia

  • Ammon (Mönch) — Ammon, (auch: Amun, Amus; griech. Αμοῦν) (* um 288 in Ägypten; † vor 356 am Nitriaberg), war ein christlicher Mönch aus Ägypten, von dessen Wundertaten u.a. Athanasius, Socrates Scholasticus und Sozomenos berichten. Er wird im Katholizismus als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ammon (Livre De Mormon) — Livre de Mormon Personnages Léhi Néphi Jacob Omni Benjamin Mosiah …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ammon (livre de mormon) — Livre de Mormon Personnages Léhi Néphi Jacob Omni Benjamin Mosiah …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ammon Zeus Hotel Halkidiki (Halkidiki) — Ammon Zeus Hotel Halkidiki country: Greece, city: Halkidiki (kalithea) Ammon Zeus Hotel Halkidiki Location Ammon Zeus Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Kallithea, in the prefecture of Halkidiki. It is the first hotel ever to be built in… …   International hotels

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”