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Saint John Cassian (c. 360–435)

Saint John Cassian (c. 360–435)

Feast day: July 23

Saint John Cassian was a monk and religious writer. He befriended and defended Saint John Chrysostom in Rome. After his defense, Saint John Cassian was ordained to the priesthood and established several monasteries in Europe. He is best remembered for his writings Institutes of the Monastic Life and Conferences on the Egyptian Monks. Institutes of the Monastic Life was highly celebrated by Saint Benedict and greatly influenced him as he was penning his famous Rule. 

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