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A disciple of Anthony of Egypt, St. Pambo (fl. IV Century) was one of the great teachers of the desert and was among the founders of Nitrian monasticism. He was an Egyptian who learned to read and write while a monk. He was ordained a priest c. 340, and he was known for his silence, austerity, and wisdom. Athanasius, Rufinus, and Melania (who is said to have been present at his deathbed) sought him out, and Jerome names him among the masters of the desert. Pambo's sayings are included in the Apothegmata of the Desert Fathers.
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