Saint Stylian the Paphlagonas
It is celebrated every year on November 26
Saint Stylianos was the son of rich parents (who was probably born in Paphlagonia, without this being certain, because his holy relic was also kept there), he was taught early by them to be temperate and to consider money as a means for the relief and care of the poor and the sick.
After he was thus brought up, and his parents died, he divided all his inheritance and went as an ascetic into the desert. There he met other ascetics, with whom he lived with brotherly love, Christian condescension and indulgence. He never felt sorry for anyone, his great joy in fact was to restore peace to troubled souls. The fame of his wonderful ascetic life reached the cities, and many ran to him to ask him for his spiritual instructions.
Saint Stylianos, despite his lonely life, had affection and sympathy for children, whom the Lord loved so much. If, he said, humility is the foundation of the virtues, childhood is by its nature more virtuous than the greatest of philosophers. Many times the parents brought their children to him, and then the saint’s joy was very great. God, rewarding his Holy feeling, endowed the saint with the gift of healing sick children and making childless women fertile.
Saint Stylianos slept full of gentleness and virtues.