Saints Barlaam and Josaphat are the main characters of a 7th-century Christian legend, a favourite subject of writers in the Middle Ages – but the Catholic Church now acknowledges that they are entirely fictitious.
Although Barlaam and Josaphat are included in the Roman Martyrology (November 27) and in the Greek calendar (August 26), the story is actually a Christianised version of a legend about Siddhartha Buddha and the details, while slightly different, are in broad terms similar in Indian, Ceylonese and Tibetan texts.
I didn't have this story written for the November 27 Book of Days page, but it's there now. I think it's quite fascinating, so I'm not waiting till next November to tell you it's there. I hope you enjoy it.