Gerasimus of the Jordan

Gerasimus of the Jordan
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Gerasimus was born into a wealthy family but gave it up to become a monk and went to the Jordan Valley to live an ascetical life. There he befriended a Lion that had a thorn in its paw. he he moved it and the lion became attached to he monk and was named "Jordan. One day the lion came to visit the monk not knowing that he had died. When the other fathers to Jordan to the grave of Gerasimus he roared with grief and laid upon the grave and gave up his soul.
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