Saint John Cassian

icon of Saint John Cassian, date and author unknown; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • John the Roman
  • John the Ascetic

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Pilgrim to the Holy Lands with his friend and relative Saint Germanus. Monk in Egypt and Marseilles, France. Studied under Saint John Chrysostom, who ordained him a deacon. Defended Chrysostom in Rome, Italy. Founded the abbey of Saint Victor and a convent at Marseilles. His writings were recommended by Saint Benedict as treatises on the training of monks.

Born

Died

  • 433 of natural causes

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint John Cassian“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 February 2016. Web. 28 August 2016. <>