Catholic Culture News
Catholic Culture News

36—The Luminous Vision of Didymus the Blind

By Mike Aquilina ( bio - articles - email ) | Mar 25, 2021 | In Way of the Fathers (Podcast)

Listen to this podcast on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | RSS feed | YouTube Channel

This is a listener-supported podcast! Thanks for your help!

Didymus lost his sight at age four, and yet he became one of the most respected theologians on earth. This was in the fourth century, more than a millennium before Braille, audio tech, or other accommodations. Among his renowned disciples were Jerome, Rufinus, and Palladius. His life was long and full, intensely engaged in the controversies surrounding the doctrines of the Trinity and Incarnation. His story should inspire anyone who hears it. And the story isn’t over yet.


Jerome tells the story of Didymus and Anthony

Palladius on Didymus (XXVI)

Sozomen on Didymus

Socrates Scholasticus on Didymus (XXV)

Mike Aquilina’s website

Mike Aquilina’s books

Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of Corpus Christi Watershed

Donate today!

Mike Aquilina is a popular author working in the area of Church history, especially patristics. He is executive vice-president and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a contributing editor of Angelus (magazine) and general editor of the Reclaiming Catholic History Series from Ave Maria Press. See full bio.

Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.