I was away, so I missed this one. May 9 was the feast of Gregory of Nazianzus, one of the Cappadocians -- Gregory of Nyssa, Basil of Caesarea (those two were brothers) and this Gregory, who was their good friend. I always include Macrina among the Cappadocians, too. Gregory of Nyssa wrote a biography of her after her death. But back to Gregory of Nazianzus. Padre Mickey has written a fine tribute to him.
And not everyone knows that my esteemed dissertation director, Catholic feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether, wrote her dissertation on Gregory of Nazianzus. (It was later published as Gregory of Nazianzus: Rhetor and Philosopher. It was not the first book she published, however. That honor belongs to The Church Against Itself, which came out in 1967.)