St. John Climacus

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/30


Also known as
    John of the Ladder
    John Scholasticus
    John the Sinaita

Memorial
    30 March

Profile
    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.

Born
    between 505 and 579 in Syria

Died
    between 605 and 649 on Mount Sinai of natural causes



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