Saint Safronios, patriarch of
Safronios was born in
In that busy crowded monastery, he met the John Moskhos the famous well learned and virtuous monk and priest, and took him as his master and spiritual director. He also assisted him in writing down his famous book “The monks’ Garden or
They then traveled to
 The original Arabic texts says “he lived there for a long time”, without specifying what a long period of time is, I presume somewhere around 40 years. Because if he was born in the year 558, then became the Patriarch of Jerusalem in 634 (@ the age of 76), then he could probably had joined that monastery @ the age of 30-36. (ma che ne so io?).
 Known in Arabic as بستان الرهبان= bistan al rohban, and contains a series of stories about holy monks, their wisdom sayings and teachings.
 Usually the original text does say: