Also known as
John of the Ladder
John the Sinaita
Monk on Mount Sinai at age 16. Hermit in various places in the Arabian Desert. Abbot at Mount Sinai at age 75. Just before his death he resigned his position to return to his solitary life. Ascetical writer whose works have influenced those seeking the holy life for 15 centuries.
between 505 and 579 in Syria
between 605 and 649 on Mount Sinai of natural causes