1. Fordham University's Medieval Sourcebook: "Evagrius: St. Simeon Stylites from Ecclesiastical History, 1.13" -www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/evagrius-simeon.html
2. The Monastery of Christ in the Desert website: "St. Benedict and His Order: A Brief History" -
3. Orthodoxy Today.org website: "Coptic Orthodoxy: The Beginning of Monasticism" by Ranya Botros -
Read Michael J. Aquilina's The Fathers of the Church: An Introduction to the First Christian Fathers.
The Emperor Theodosius is forbidden by Saint Ambrosius to enter Milan Cathedral by Anthony van Dyck, 1620
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