Thursday, March 30, 2017

30th March - Saint John Clemacus - Independent Catholic News

30th March - Saint John Clemacus - Independent Catholic News: Monk and Abbot of Mt Sinai. A seventh century Palestinian, St John was married as a young man. When his wife died he became a monk. He lived in a community for a short time and then became a hermit. He lived at Thole, coming to church with other Egyptian solitaries on Saturdays and Sundays, but spending the rest of the week alone. His name means ladder, and he wrote a book called the Ladder to Paradise, which deals with monastic spirituality, the vices and virtues of communal life and

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