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Saint John Cassian

Saint John Cassian (4th c) wrote Conferences, summaries of “important conversations that Cassian had with elders from the monastery at Scetis about principles of the spiritual and ascetic life...” “The book addresses specific problems of spiritual theology and the ascetic life” and “recommended as ‘absolutely necessary for possessing the perpetual awareness of God’” His “writings stress the role of prayer and personal asceticism in attaining salvation...” “His works are excerpted in the Philokalia.” [Source]

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Saint John Cassian: Conferences