If you’re as fascinated as we are by the idea of stylites (see our meditation for the last Wednesday of Great Lent) you’ll want to go online to see images of a modern stylite and his pillar and to preview a documentary about him!

There are images online of the kinds of pillars the ancient stylites lived on — most of them were much narrower, with tiny spaces for their cells. They usually had short walls or little fences at the top to keep the stylite from falling down.