The Life of Symeon of the Wondrous Mountain Open this page in a new tab

Simeon Stylites the Younger was an ascetic monk and reputed mystic (eventually elevated to sainthood) who ran a monastery, spent a lot of time living on top of a pillar, and reportedly saw visions of the future. He lived in the 6th century CE. Hagiographical (i.e. biographies of a "saint") books were written about his life.