The alms of Saint Panagis Basias, Fool for Christ,
Priest on the island of Kefallonia (+1888)
He had sold all his family’s possessions and gave away whatever financial sources he came across to the poor , whom he considered to be his children. When he came into town, a bunch of poor women always followed him, and he would give them whatever he had, to the point of not having anything to eat himself. Like a new St Nicholas, he knew which family was in need and he intervened to support them or strengthen their faith to God. His love for his neighbor was mixed with bravery and he would often enter a shop, open the cash register drawer and get whatever he thought was necessary for his alms…One day a baker refused to give him what he asked for and his dough failed to rise.
SAINTS BOOK – ORTHODOXY