how about St. Anthony in the wilderness................being an atheist I know naff all about saints in general, but like Sue I have a love of art, and do recall there being a big thing in early Christian images about this guy called Anthony going into the wilderness for some reason or another.............perhpaps he gave rise to the origin of "stop the world I want to get off" - not get off in the carnal sense you understand
. Anyway, I have cheated and taken the following from you know where........
"He is often erroneously considered the first monk, but as his biography and other sources make clear, there were many ascetics before him. Anthony was, however, the first known ascetic going into the wilderness, a geographical shift that seems to have contributed to his renown".
So, what do you think.............yea, stupid idea really