Saint Pachomius was the first to form monkish foundations in the East.
Jerome translated the rule of Pachomius into Latin and it was used in parts of Italy.
They both assumed the same name of Pachomius, and died in the odour of sanctity.
But the useless lives of Antony or Pachomius were consumed in these vain occupations.
These monks of Pachomius lived in cells, each of which contained three.
Pachomius had fourteen hundred monks in his own monastery and seven thousand under his rule.
When denied ordinary wheaten bread he invented cakes of a desert manna, with which, it is said, Pachomius fed himself in Egypt.