Pachomius the Great  

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"Like Eusebius I have carried thirty pounds on my back, like Macarius I have exposed my body to insects, and like Pachomius I have spent fiftythree nights ..." --Masochism in Modern Man (1941) by Theodor Reik citing Flaubert's Saint Anthony

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Pachomius (c. 292 – 9 May 348 AD), also known as Saint Pachomius the Great, is generally recognized as the founder of Christian cenobitic monasticism.

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